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Community - December 1, 2010

Pediatrician recognized for leadership

Kaiser Permanente has awarded Dr. Chynna Bantug of Menlo Park with the Dr. Cecill Cutting Award for her work as chief of pediatrics at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center.

Born in the Philippines and a graduate of the UCLA Medical School, Dr. Bantug oversees a department of 39 pediatricians and about 90 staff members.

The award recognizes her leadership skills, said a Kaiser Permanente spokesman, including her work to modify clinical schedules to allow her staff to have a better balance between work and family life.

A mother of two young children, Dr. Bantug instituted a family panel to get feedback about new medical practices in San Jose.

She commissioned a muralist to create whimsical scenes in the waiting areas of Family Health Center at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose.

— Hannah Totte

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