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Eliot Chodosh, MD, Receives Chilton Hospital’s ‘Physicians We Admire’ Award
08/10/2012

Eliot Chodosh, MD, of Chiton HospitalEliot Chodosh, MD, was named the recipient of Chilton Hospital’s “Physicians We Admire” award. Dr. Chodosh is chairman of the Chilton Hospital Board of Trustees and is also the director of the hospital’s Stroke Program.

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.”

Under Dr. Chodosh’s leadership, Chilton’s Stroke Program has achieved many awards and honors including:

  • Primary Stroke Center designation and certification by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Joint Commission, respectively
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award
  • HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award for four years in a row (2007 – 2011), and five-star rated for stroke care, the highest possible, for six years in a row (2006 – 2011)

Chilton Stroke Program Coordinator Beverly Kass, RN, nominated Dr. Chodosh for a variety of reasons, but primarily for his dedication to personalized patient care: “Dr. Chodosh frequently displays acts of genuine kindness and compassion when working with our stroke patients and family members. I frequently witness him reviewing the management and expected outcome with staff, patients and family members from the time they enter the emergency department up to the day of discharge. He takes the time to answer questions and reinforce the treatment plan. His deep concern for the family of patients who experience a stroke is evident.”

About Eliot Chodosh, MD:
Dr. Chodosh earned his medical degree in 1981 from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in
Guadalajara, Mexico. In 1982, he completed his “Fifth Pathway” pre-internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY, and internship at City Hospital Center at Elmhurst, NY. Dr. Chodosh then completed his residency and fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine in 1986 and 1987, respectively. At Boston University, he was also appointed Clinical Coordinator of Neurology and Chief resident in Neurology before coming to Chilton in 1987.

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 MotherBaby 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 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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