02/17/21

OBHG’s Dr. Esther Koai named physician of the year

Congratulations to OBHG’s Dr. Esther Koai, who was named a physician of the year at Ocean Medical Center.

Dr. Koai was nominated for a Nurses Choice award. Her nomination read: “Dr. Koai is an OB/GYN Hospitalist, who not only exemplifies the highest standards of the medical profession but goes above and beyond for all patients and team members working on the maternity unit here at Ocean Medical Center. I believe Dr. Koai’s professionalism and performance were instrumental in why we were recently recognized in Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals nationally.

Dr. Koai demonstrates, on a daily basis, an unwavering commitment to excellence in patient care. She is enthusiastic about sharing her knowledge and experience with all the nurses she works with and is present and active most of her 24-hour shifts. She spends thorough one-on-one time with the residents and provides the best teaching experience for them. She never hesitates to praise the hard work of all those within her interdisciplinary team and is genuinely proud to be a part of this unit. When needed, she takes on a leadership role and leads debriefings/huddles and really fights for the safety of others, especially during COVID.

I have worked in three different hospitals and have met countless doctors…Dr. Esther Koai has stood out in every way! She is professional, approachable, collaborative and deserves to win this award. She has earned it! For all this and more I proudly nominate my friend and colleague, Dr. Koai for 2020 Nurses Choice Physician of the Year.”