Dr. Francis V. Dono
Dr. Francis V. Dono, DO, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at McConnell Heart Hospital.
Dr. Dono is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Mrs. Marilyn P. Dono; his beloved daughter, Ms. Mari Kay Dono of Columbus, OH; and his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Francis E. and Leanna Murphy Dono of Durham, NC. He is survived by three cousins, Mrs. Marie Vetere of Staten Island, NY, Mrs. Anna Capalbo and Ms. Margaret Motola of Brooklyn, NY in addition to many close relatives and friends.
The son of the late Mary and Vincent Dono of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Dono was a graduate of Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY and received his D.O. degree in 1958 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA. After his internship, Dr. Dono completed two residency programs at Doctors Hospital: OB/GYN in 1961 and Surgery in 1964. Later that same year, he began group practice as an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, and a member of the Doctors Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Dono was named Chief Medical Officer/Executive Vice-President, Medical Affairs in 1989 and then served six years as Medical Director, Patient Safety and Quality and Ambulatory Services (the position from which he retired in 2012).
During his 22-year tenure, he developed a strong patient safety culture at Doctors Hospital and led efforts throughout the system to dramatically improve patient safety. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Dono was a pioneer in the cause for patient safety and his leadership was instrumental in helping OhioHealth, the Columbus community and our nation in the development of strong safety standards and practices. In recognition of his outstanding leadership, Dr. Dono was awarded the William C. Kelley Safety Leadership Award in May 2007.
Dr. Dono was a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Ohio Osteopathic Association, Columbus Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, Senior Member – American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Senior Member – American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Academy of Osteopathic Directors of Medical Education and Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Dono will be well-remembered among his colleagues for his passionate commitment to the education and continuous development of young physicians in order to provide excellent patient care.
For that reason, he proudly served in teaching and clinical roles in the Department of OB/GYN, The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University and was an adjunct clinical professor working to recruit and train medical students. In the past few years, Dr. Dono was instrumental in the creation of The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Diversity program in cooperation with OhioHealth to train and develop additional primary care physicians who would serve Ohio’s most vulnerable communities.
Dr. Dono was a lifelong Roman Catholic, member of St. Andrew Parish and served on the Board of Trustees for the Pontifical College Josephinum until April 2013. For their stewardship and devoted service to the development of young priests, Dr. and Mrs. Dono were the first recipients of the Pope Leo XIII Good Shepherd award in October 2010. Dr. Dono was a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
Among his friends and loved ones, Dr. Dono was a pillar of the community, always leading with compassion and dignity, advocating for quality health care for all. He was a member of the SERRA Club, active volunteer and board member of the Women’s Care Center of Columbus, Inc. and volunteer with J.O.I.N. (the Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs), an organization that provides material needs for low income families in Franklin County and functions under Catholic Charities of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus.
Visitors may call at EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 4661 Kenny Road, Columbus OH 43220 on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road, Columbus, OH 43220. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dr. Dono may be sent to: Pontifical College Josephinum; The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University; J.O.I.N or the Women’s Care Center of Columbus, Inc.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from July 16 to July 17, 2013
Dono, Francis V. [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1954.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Dono, Francis V. [MC1954 RIP]
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