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Dr. Javier Lugo Receives Chilton Hospital’s ‘Physicians We Admire’ Award
05/16/2013

Chilton Hospital's Dr. Javier LugoJavier J. Lugo, MD is named the recipient of Chilton Hospital’s “Physicians We Admire” award. Dr. Lugo is the chairman of the Pediatrics Department at Chilton and is the director of the hospital’s Pediatric Hospitalist 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.

“This award enables our nursing staff to recognize a physician who displays collaboration with our staff in the delivery of personalized, excellent care,” said Chilton Hospital Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Reich, RN, MA, NE-A, BC. Our physicians are essential to the delivery of quality care, every day.”

Examples of comments in Dr. Lugo’s nomination forms included:

  • “I’ve had many opportunities to witness Dr. Lugo’s compassion and deep regard for his patients and their families.”
  • “Dr. Lugo is always available to answer questions for both OB clinic and Medical clinic, and never makes the person asking the question feel they are intruding or bothering him in the least.”
  • “He has a sense of humor that crosses all cultures, and a laugh that makes everyone feel comfortable around him.”
  • “I have patients in my OB clinic who were patients of Dr. Lugo’s when they were in Pediatrics, and they still are thrilled to see him. He remembers each and every one of them.”
  • “He is a great doctor, and a wonderful human being.”

About Javier Lugo, M.D.
Dr. Lugo is board certified in Pediatrics. He completed his residency in Social Pediatrics at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in 1984. Dr. Lugo also earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1981, and his graduate degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Hunter College of CUNY in 1977. In addition to Chilton’s Physicians We Admire award, Dr. Lugo will be receiving his “30-year Preceptor” award from New York Medical College (NYMC) in June. He currently serves as associate professor of pediatrics at NYMC, and is actively involved in medical student teaching and loves primary care training and practice.

Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is the first hospital in New Jersey to received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Chilton recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. It is also 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. In addition, Chilton is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the MotherBaby Center a weight loss surgery program and minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. 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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