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

March 17, 2016 — Ithaca, New York – Cayuga Medical Center would like to congratulate Marguerite Sterling, RN and Charles Garbo, 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 Recipient:  Marguerite Sterling, RN, is a registered nurse; she currently works full-time in the radiation oncology department at Cayuga Medical Center. She is a very dedicated nurse in radiation oncology and instrumental in the birth and growth of the thyroid nodule clinic.  Marguerite Sterling has been with Cayuga Medical Center for 35 years.

Physician Recipient:  Charles Garbo, MD has been a distinguish member of the Medical Staff at Cayuga Medical Center in the Department of Oncology since 1992. He is an exceptional oncology practitioner who has practiced in the community for over 23 years.

Dr. Munchmeyer was a distinguished physician who dedicated his life to caring for the people of this community.” said Lynn Swisher, 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 state-of-the art medical center in collaboration with prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) at Rochester General Health System, The University of Rochester Medical Center (orthopedics and neurosurgery) 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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