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Joseph Zangara, MD, of Basking Ridge, is Named Chilton Hospital’s First Recipient of the “Physicians We Admire” Award

Dr. Zangara is the recipient of Chilton Hospital's first Physicians We Admire award.(Pompton Plains, NJ) – Gastroenterologist Joseph Zangara, MD, of Basking Ridge, was named the recipient of Chilton Hospital's first "Physicians We Admire" award

Dr. Zangara achieved an overwhelming level of recognition from staff that work with him almost daily in Chilton's Endoscopy Suite. He has been in practice for 12 years and has been a member of the Chilton Hospital Medical Staff since September of 2001.

The 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."

Comments from the nomination forms included:

  • "Dr. Zangara is exceptional and no words can describe what a great physician he is. Not only is he excellent at what he does but he shows great compassion and kindness to all patients."
  • "Dr. Zangara goes out of his way to explain anything to patients and families to their satisfaction and always pulls up a chair to do so."
  • "He has the best bedside manner that I have ever seen. He is the kindest doctor and I have been a nurse for 30 years!"

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. 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 or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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