Dr. Alsever Wins State Volunteer Clinician Award
(Pueblo, CO, Feb. 15, 2019) -- Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) is pleased to announce that after nominating Dr. Robert N. Alsever for the 2019 National Health Center Week Volunteer Clinician Award, he was selected by the Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) Public Affairs Committee to receive the award for the state of Colorado.
Dr. Alsever was recognized during the Colorado Community Health Network’s (CCHN) Policy and Issues Forum in Denver on February 6, 2019 with the Volunteer Clinician Community Health Champion Award. CCHN honors volunteer (unpaid) clinicians who have been dedicated to serving the needs of the medically underserved.
"Dr. Alsever's volunteerism has been to the benefit of hundreds of our patients in need of quality care. The diabetic care we can provide with his specialty expertise is invaluable to our patients and medical staff. We can't thank him enough. I want everyone to also know that he's a lot of fun to work with as well. The staff admires and loves him", said Donald Moore, PCHC CEO.
An asset to the Pueblo community since arriving in 1974, Dr. Alsever’s volunteerism began at the then-newly minted Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program, a safety-net provider serving low income populations. There, he cared for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. He also taught and precepted many medical students and residents over his tenure. At PCHC, patients and staff continue to be beneficiaries of Dr. Alsever’s generous donation of time, knowledge, and expertise.
Advocacy for those in need of diabetes education has been his passion since the beginning of his career. Providing endocrinology clinics at PCHC for the past 16 years, Dr. Alsever is retired from private practice, but maintains active clinical privileges at Parkview Medical Center and PCHC. He currently serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Parkview, Diabetes Care Center Board of Directors, and participates on the Institutional Review Board for Parkview Medical Center. Over many years, he has volunteered his time on hospital committees, chaired the diabetes task force, and served on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary Corwin Medical Center.
Serving in many professional leadership roles (including administration, academia, accreditation and survey), Dr. Alsever has never strayed far from patient care. His most recent employment was with Parkview Endocrinology Clinic (where he retired from in 2013). His longest tenure was as a staff physician at Southern Colorado Clinic where he worked for 17 years.
With more than thirty publications to his credit, Dr. Alsever also has authored three books examining endocrine testing in adults and children, and two focused on endocrine laboratory procedures in gynecology.
Dr. Alsever earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (cum laude) and completed his fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Pueblo Community Health Center’s mission has been the same since 1983: To provide primary health care to those in need. In 2018, over 25,500 patients received care at a PCHC facility. To learn more about PCHC and its Foundation, please visit www.pueblochc.org and “like” us on Facebook.