ELIZABETH SIRACO, MD, RECEIVES PRIMARY CARE AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP
Mass General Brigham (MGB) recently recognized Milford Regional Physician Group (MRPG) Medical Director Elizabeth Siraco, MD, for her outstanding leadership in primary care. Dr. Siraco, selected among 100 nominations, was recognized by her colleagues as a superior visionary and exceptional team member.
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award than Dr. Siraco,” said Pat McSweeney, MD, President, MRPG. “She leads by example and continuously demonstrates leadership through her willingness to roll up her sleeves and help in our area of greatest need.”
“She is passionate in caring for her patients and supporting her colleagues. The human connection that Liz makes with colleagues and patients alike is a huge part of what makes her a good leader. I feel fortunate to work alongside Dr. Siraco each day because I know that she’s guided by doing what is best for our patients, providers and staff,” added Dr. McSweeney.
Dr. Siraco has practiced family medicine for the last 25 years- all within the Milford Regional Healthcare System. As Milford Regional Physician Group’s Medical Director for the past six years, she has successfully and courageously led the group through not only day-to-day patient care issues, but also a number of significant challenges, including Epic (electronic medical record) implementation and the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to her Medical Director role, Dr. Siraco continues to provide direct patient care through her practice at Blackstone Valley Family Physicians in Northbridge.
According to Dr. McSweeney, Dr. Siraco’s strong leadership was never felt more than during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Dr. Siraco served as a conduit of information for our providers, staff and patients. She worked in tandem with our Infectious Disease providers to continuously revise the system’s employee health guidelines and provide up-to-date information regarding treatment, testing, and immunization protocols and availability. Dr. Siraco worked tirelessly throughout this extremely difficult time to be sure MRPG was well poised to deliver quality care to our patients while keeping them and one another safe.”
Dr. Siraco received her undergraduate degree with honors from Wellesley College. She briefly worked at Eli Lily as a pharmaceutical rep before heading off to UMass Medical School to earn her medical degree. Soon after completing her residency in family medicine, Dr. Siraco joined MRPG and was the first family medicine physician to provide obstetrics care at Milford Regional Medical Center. She is currently Chair of Family Medicine and Med/Peds at MRMC, Co-Chair of the MRPG EMR Committee, and chair of MRPG Peer Review Committee.
Dr. Siraco resides in Hopkinton with her husband Steve, who is an emergency department physician at MRMC. They have two grown children, Madeline (25) and Andrew (22).
Milford Regional Physician Group, (MRPG) Inc. was established in 1992 and is one of the largest physician practice groups in the MetroWest and Blackstone Valley Region. MRPG, along with Milford Regional Medical Center, forms the Milford Regional Healthcare System, and consists of 43 primary care and specialty practices, including over 130 physicians, 82 advanced practitioners, and 650 total staff. The group is principally comprised of primary care providers, including: internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, and adolescent medicine. MRPG specialties include: breast surgery; cardiology; diabetes education; ear, nose and throat surgery; endocrinology; infectious disease; hospital medicine; neurology; obstetrics and gynecology; orthopedics; pulmonology; rheumatology; sleep medicine; sports medicine; urogynecology; urgent care; and urology.
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