LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrying forward a longstanding tradition of recognizing exceptional physicians and leaders in healthcare, MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey (www.MDAdvantageonline.com) today announced the 2013 honorees for the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards(®) (www.EJIawards.org).
The Excellence in Medicine Awards are named after Edward J. Ill, MD, a New Jersey physician who was a pioneer in promoting continuing education in ways that set the national standard. Every year since 1939, exemplary New Jersey physicians and leaders whose dedication to education, research and public service have significantly impacted the delivery of healthcare in the state and around the nation have been honored. This annual event has been sponsored by MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey since 2003.
Patricia A. Costante, Chairman and CEO of MDAdvantage, stated, "MDAdvantage is honored to sponsor this prestigious event. Next year will mark MDAdvantage's tenth consecutive year of sponsorship, and we are proud of the significant impact the awards program has had on New Jersey healthcare."
The 2013 awardees are:
-- Outstanding Medical Educator Award: Nayan Kothari, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Saint Peters University Hospital and Vice President/Chief of Academic Affiliations (interim), Saint Peters Health Care System, and Carol A. Terregino, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Education (interim) and Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. -- Outstanding Medical Executive Award: Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack University Health Network. -- Edward J. Ill Physician's Award(®): Robert L. Johnson, MD, The Sharon and Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean, New Jersey Medical School. -- Verice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award: Kathleen Horn, RN, CIC, Director of Infection Prevention, on behalf of the Hunterdon Medical Center Infection Prevention Team. -- Outstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Basic Biomedical Research: Smita S. Patel, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. -- Outstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Clinical Research: Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Chief, Neurology Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. -- Peter W. Rodino, Jr., Citizen's Award(®): Mike Adler and the Adler Aphasia Center.
Paul J. Hirsch, MD, Chairman of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation, stated, "The mission of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards(®) is not only to acknowledge the extraordinary accomplishments of our honorees, but also to support the future of healthcare in our state. The Scholarship Fund continues to grow year over year, and profits from the upcoming event will be dedicated to fund scholarships for seven extremely talented and deserving students."
This year's awards will be presented at the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards ceremony on May 1, 2013, at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. To participate in the 2013 Excellence in Medicine Awards by purchasing tickets, an Honor Roll sponsorship or an advertisement in the awards journal, contact the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation at 609-803-2350 or visit www.EJIawards.org.
The awards program is sponsored by MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance in New Jersey. For more information on MDAdvantage, call 888-355-5551 or visit www.MDAdvantageonline.com.
Janet Puro, 888-355-5551 x1197
SOURCE MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey