By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An anesthesiologist at UPMC Mercy Hospital has been named the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s “Everyday Hero” for May.

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The award honors member physicians who go above and beyond to provide care and the people that nominated Dr. Michael Best say, like his name, he is thoughtful, caring, and a bright asset to the healthcare community.

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“It’s nice to get the recognition and have people see what you do every day, but it’s clearly a representation of the entire team,” Dr. Best said. “Whole bunch of CRNA’s, nurses, other physicians reflect of everyone coming together and taking care of patients every day.”

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Dr. Best says it’s been a trying year for everyone but he appreciates that the community sees what he and other doctors are doing.