Strathy receives Physician of Excellence Award

Janette Strathy, M.D., Fellow of the American Congress of Gynecologists and Obstetricians, comes well-recommended.  That is probably no surprise to her former Cook County High School classmates, who knew her as Jan Hansen.

Strathy is the recipient of Park Nicollet Foundation’s 2013 Earl G. Young Physician of Excellence award.  The award is in memory of the late Dr. Earl Young, a surgeon at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park and professor of surgery and coordinator of surgical residency at the University of Minnesota.

According to a bulletin from the May 8 award presentation, the award is presented annually to a medical staff member selected by his or her colleagues for epitomizing Dr. Young’s standards of unwavering dedication, kindness and compassion, as well as professional excellence – a “doctor’s’ doctor.”

Dr. Strathy is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul.  She received her medical degree at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, where she also completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology.  She joined St. Louis Park Medical Center in 1985.

The bulletin states: “Dr. Strathy’s commitment and dedication to her profession is portrayed by her years of service on local, regional, and national levels.”

Citing her numerous accomplishments, the bulletin concluded, “Dr. Strathy is known as a tireless, dedicated physician whose leadership, professionalism, and enthusiasm for medicine benefits her patients, her colleagues, her clinic, her community, and her profession.  She continues to lead with Park Nicollet as we strive to be the leading healthcare group practice in the region.”

Strathy grew up in Lutsen and graduated from Cook County High School one year early, with the Class of 1973.