Highland honors providers of the year

Highland Hospital has honored Ashish Boghani as physician of the year, and Jessica Mahoney as advanced practice provider of the year.

Boghani is a Highland hospitalist who is also associate professor of clinical medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He spearheaded the growth and development of the Highland hospitalist group and served as chief for 15 years before stepping down in 2017. The Brighton resident was nominated for the prestigious award, also called Distinguished Physician, by administrators, colleagues and other co-workers for healthcare excellence.

“I am honored and deeply humbled to be selected for the Physician of the Year award at Highland Hospital,” said Boghani. “I am thankful to everyone for the recognition of my services to Highland patients for last 21 years and share the award with those in the Highland hospitalist program which has been the backbone of the hospital for many years.”

Boghani initially received physician training in India and was a doctor there for 10 years before immigrating to the United States in 1993. He served as chief resident at Jersey City Medical Center while acquiring his credentials to practice in the United States.

Advanced practice provider Jessica R. Mahoney, a physician assistant-certified (PA-C), has served as a surgical physician assistant at Highland since 2004.

“I am so very honored to receive this award,” said Mahoney. “I love my job and strive to make an impact on people’s lives, even if just a small one. I couldn’t do it without the help of the great staff and my amazing colleagues at Highland. We really are like family.”

A Spencerport resident, Mahoney is a graduate of the Daemen College physician assistant program.