The Christ Hospital Health Network Honors A. William Schreiner III, MD (1926~2018)
Exceptional doctors don't just happen. For nearly four decades, The Christ Hospital has been training outstanding physicians - for its own network and for leading hospitals and practices across the country. The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program prepares medical school graduates for a lifetime of providing the highest quality care to their patients.
The man behind the residency program, and our 2018 Honoree, is the late Dr. A. William Schreiner III, FACP.
Recruited in the late 1960s for his experience, expertise and vision, Dr. Schreiner planned and developed the program that would help establish The Christ Hospital as a major teaching center. "I like to put things together. I like to build things," says Dr. Schreiner. But he is quick to point out that he didn't do it alone. It was the dedication, talent and expertise of his colleagues on the Internal Medicine medical Staff that made the residency program possible.
Dr. Schreiner compares his years building, and then leading the residency program to raising his family: "Those young doctors, they were like my family. We trained our future colleagues and the physicians for the community. We trained people we would be proud of."
"Dr. Schreiner was a brilliant clinician and visionary leader. He clearly left a profound and enduring legacy at The Christ Hospital," says Michael Jennings, MD, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at The Christ Hospital Health Network.
Upon Dr. Schreiner's retirement in 1993 as Director of Internal Medicine Residency, an endowment was established in his honor to ensure the continued excellence of the residency program. Donations help provide vital funding to supplement education, ensuring that today's residents become the tomorrow's physician leaders.
For these contributions and so much more, we honor Dr. Schreiner for a lifetime of excellence in medicine and thank him for his year's of service to The Christ Hospital and the Greater Cincinnati community.