Local pediatrician honored for years of dedicated work

Jan 4, 2016 5:11 PM by News Staff

Chico’s Enloe Medical Center honored one of its shinning stars, Dr. Patrick Tedford, with the Physicians Legacy award at their Dec. 15 medical staff meeting. Tedford was celebrated for his more than 40 years of caring for sick children throughout the state of California.

“He has been an asset to this community and to the hospital for many years,” one nominator wrote of Tedford. “Many children and adults in this community owe their health and wellness to him.”

Tedford came to Enloe’s staff in 1975 and has since served on several hospital committees and initiatives. He served as chair of the pediatric department, chair of the medical ethics committee and chair of the patient care committee.

“He has and continues to provide excellent care for generations of families in Chico,” wrote one of the members who served on the selection committee. “He has a warm, reassuring bedside manner and a wealth of knowledge and experience.”

Outside of his work at Enloe, Tedford instructed private parenting classes throughout the city of Chico, hosted pediatrics seminars for paramedic students at Butte College and nursing students at Chico State.

He also served as the Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor, a specialty course that helps healthcare professionals be best equipped for caring for small children during emergency situations, at Enloe Medical Center.

Criteria includes an Enloe physician whose leadership at the hospital and in the community both locally and at large has changed our world for the better, who has been a member of the medical staff for more than one year, and who has excellent clinical knowledge and skill.


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