Monroe County Medical Society has recognized Patricia A. Bomba, MD, MACP and Ann Marie Cook with its 2018 Edward Mott Moore Physician and Layperson Awards. This award recognizes individuals whose dedication to the community goes above and beyond the usual call of duty.
2018 Edward Mott Moore Physician Award
PATRICIA A. BOMBA, MD, MACP
Vice President and Medical Director, Geriatrics, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Dr. Patricia Bomba has been working on end-of-life issues from a population health perspective for well over two decades, earning local, state, national, and international recognition as a passionate advocate for the elderly and their families.
Dr. Bomba credits her drive to her mother. As a young girl, she helped her mom take care of several ill family members with patience, compassion, and humanism. Dr. Bomba uses many of those lessons she learned in her work today in assisting patients in their final stages of life. Inspired by her mother’s conversations about her own final wishes and personal stories from her patients and the community, Dr. Bomba developed the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form and program, known as MOLST, which honors patient requests as a critical element in providing quality end-of-life care in every health care setting. MOLST became a New York statewide law in 2008 and today, virtually every state has adopted a similar form and program. In 2011 eMOLST was introduced as the electronic version of the paper form and process to ensure a standardized clinical protocol is followed and there are no medical errors in completion. eMOLST is now being implemented across the state. Dr. Bomba’s input on the statewide adoption no doubt benefits countless numbers of patients’ quality of life.
Since taking on her role as Vice President and Medical Director of Geriatrics at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in 2000, she has had a far-reaching impact on the care of patients beyond the Rochester community. Her work in developing best practices in end of life care led to the development of training courses and as well as two websites devoted to education, services and best practices, www.compassionandsupport.org and www.molst.org.
Dr. Bomba spent 17 years in private practice in the Rochester community and has the reputation as a competent, kind and effective physician. She is one of the first physicians in our community to embrace geriatrics and her standing in the community helped to further the field.
2018 Edward Mott Moore Layperson Award
ANN MARIE COOK
President and CEO, Lifespan of Greater Rochester
Ann Marie Cook’s passion for older adults and the issues that envelop them began 22 years ago when she joined Lifespan as a department director. From there she moved into the Chief Operating Officer role, and in 2004 she was appointed President/CEO.
Known throughout the nonprofit and health care communities for her honesty, integrity and expertise, Ann Marie has spent the last 20 years forging partnerships that lead to service enhancements while always keeping what is best for older adults and caregivers as her primary focus.
Ann Marie Cook has demonstrated decades of sustained and effective service for countless elders, their caregivers, physicians and medical providers across the area and New York State. Her leadership has contributed to Rochester being one of the best places to be a geriatrician or a geriatric patient.
About the Edward Mott Moore Award
Each year the Monroe County Medical Society presents the Edward Mott Moore award to a physician and a layperson whose lives reflect the qualities exemplified by the career and service of Edward Mott Moore, M.D., - a physician, teacher, investigator, professional leader, and contributor to the Rochester community. Dr. Moore was Surgeon-in-Chief at St. Mary’s Hospital from its opening in 1857 until his death, at the age of 88, in 1908.