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Cayuga Medical Center Physician and Nurse Honored with the Distinguished Louis W. Munchmeyer, MD, Annual Award for Excellence




Contact: John W. Turner, VP Public Relations, Liz Heath, Public Relations Specialist, Cayuga Medical Center (607) 274-4498,

Cayuga Medical Center Physician and Nurse Honored with the Distinguished Louis W. Munchmeyer, MD,  Annual Award for Excellence

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2011 -- Ithaca, New York - CMC would like to congratulate Michael Ronald, NP , and Robert Breiman, MD for receiving the Louis Munchmeyer Award for Excellence at the Cayuga Medical Center Medical Staff Annual Meeting, which was held this month.

Non-Physician Winner:  Michael Ronald, NP  Ronald is a Nurse Practitioner with Cayuga Medical Associates, PC.; he currently works full-time with the hospitalists program at Cayuga Medical Center. He also works part-time for Cayuga Emergency Physicians, LLP; in the Emergency Department at Cayuga Medical Center. Mike has been on the adjunct medical staff at Cayuga Medical Center since October 2003 in various specialties e.g. Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, and Medicine.


Physician Winner:  Robert Breiman, M.D. – Dr. Breiman has been a distinguish member of the Medical Staff at Cayuga Medical Center in the Department of Family Medicine since July 1976. He is an exceptional primary care practitioner who has practice in the community for over 30 years.


 “I am proud and honored to present this award to Mike Ronald, one of our Nurse practitioners who works full-time with our hospitalists program, and to Dr. Robert Breiman, one of our most exceptional primary care practitioners serving our community for almost 36 years. Dr. Munchmeyer was a distinguished physician who dedicated his life to caring for the people of this community.” said Srisatish Devapatla, MD, President of the Medical Staff at Cayuga Medical Center.


Dr. Louis Munchmeyer was on the medical staff at Cayuga Medical Center for 38 years and was known for his kind demeanor and the interest he showed toward the many patients that he treated. The Medical Staff Executive Committee at Cayuga Medical Center felt that Dr. Munchmeyer based his medical practice upon the principles of excellence of care for patients, concern for patient quality of life, and community involvement. This award honors individuals who emulate these qualities.


Cayuga Medical Center is a 204-bed, state-of-the art regional medical center and is affiliated with many prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY,  the Rochester Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY, and Mayo Medical Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit or call (607) 274-4498.


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