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Ritu Sharma, MD, Receives Chilton Hospital’s ‘Physicians We Admire’ Award
05/17/2012

Ritu SharmaRitu Sharma, MD, was named the recipient of Chilton Hospital’s “Physicians We Admire” award. Dr. Sharma is certified as a Med-Peds physician, a unique specialty combining pediatrics and internal medicine.

The quarterly Physicians We Admire award was created to provide Chilton Hospital staff the opportunity to recognize physicians that embrace the organization’s five shared values on a daily basis: collaboration, ownership, excellence, compassion and innovation. The award winner is also one who leads the health care team in delivering high quality, safe, personalized patient care.

“All of our physicians play a vital role in what we do every day,” said Chilton Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Reich, RN, MA, NE-A, BC. “With this award, we celebrate and highlight one of our physicians who takes ownership in working with all staff to meet patients’ needs and who provides compassionate care each and every time to our patients and their families.”

Colleagues of Dr. Sharma nominated her for this award for various reasons. Examples of comments included:

  • “Dr. Sharma is a great example of what a doctor stands for. She displays compassion and professionalism in all aspects of dealings with our patients, as well as other members of the health care team.”
  • “She is kind, compassionate, considerate, respectful and always willing to help. Dr. Sharma goes above and beyond helping staff with patients experiencing problems.
  • Dr. Sharma always has a smile and is supportive of the nursing staff.”

About Ritu Sharma, MD:
Dr. Sharma earned her medical degree in 2005 from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School in Newark. She completed her residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics from the same institution. Dr. Sharma is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Association of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians and the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association. In addition, Dr. Sharma is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and by the Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the Mother/Baby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, the Comprehensive Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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