Back to articles

Dr. Timothy Lyons Honored at Physician Leadership Symposium

Awards & Recognition

Contact:  Joshua Cowan, St. Helena Hospital

Phone:  967.7515 Email:


October 26, 2012, St. Helena, CA

Dr. Timothy Lyons Honored at Physician Leadership Symposium

Dr. Timothy Lyons, Chief of Anesthesia at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley, was honored as a Physician of the Year at the Adventist Health Physician Leadership Symposium in October. The honorees, selected by each hospital in the system, were chosen as exemplary health care providers because they embody the organization’s mission and focus on whole person care. The award recognizes the compassionate work of those who distinguish themselves from the ordinary.

As a young boy living in Ohio, Dr. Lyons was fascinated by physiology and chemistry, leading him to his calling as an anesthesiologist. Dr. Lyons is board-certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.

The anesthesia department at St. Helena Hospital is one of unusual depth, led by Dr. Lyons and Dr. Dan Huber. The team also includes several part-time partners and nurse anesthetists. This allows  for more than one person to monitor the patient during surgery, and an extra pair of hands to attend to every detail. Dr. Lyons and his team also work closely with surgeons like Dr. Thomas Coon from the Coon Joint Replacement Institute to create innovative anesthesia regimens that speed recovery and ensure safety to produce the highest quality outcomes.

Dr. Lyons is a caring practitioner, both here and abroad. He and his wife, Susan, are well known for their mission work in Nicaragua. Their dream, Clinica Verde, a clinic for mothers and infants, became a reality to support the people of Nicaragua.  

A confessed workaholic, fundraiser, loving husband and proud father of three children, Dr. Lyons still manages to find time to snowboard, pursue his diverse hobbies, and be a friend to all. Through his professional and personal life, Dr. Lyons exemplifies the values of the Adventist Health mission of sharing God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing.

About St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley: is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 20,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the health values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 18 acute care hospitals, more than 135 clinics (rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit for more information.