Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Director of Pain Management Josh Horowitz, D.O., who is also a pilot, recently received the organization’s Trophy Fish Award for going above and beyond by giving a patient who loved airplanes a ride over the lake where he lived in his private plane.
When Dr. Horowitz learned that one of his patients loved airplanes and that making model airplanes had been his hobby for more than 70 years, he offered him the flight. Shortly thereafter, the man passed away. At his memorial service, which Dr. Horowitz attended, his widow spoke about how much that plane ride meant to the patient saying it was a highlight of his life and for the longest time it was all her husband would talk about. The widow said, “Dr. Horowitz is such a caring fellow and called my husband several times out of the blue to see how he was doing.”
Dr. Horowitz joined CRMC’s medical staff in September 2016 after completing a fellowship in Chronic Pain Management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He completed an anesthesiology residency at The John’s Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and his Medical Degree Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. Dr. Horowitz also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Biological Sciences from the University of Washington in Seattle.