Member News — Hackensack Meridian Health Announces Two Recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards
December 21st, 2018
Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of the health network’s esteemed physician leaders are recipients of Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards.
The winners are: Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and president, Academic Enterprise, Hackensack Meridian Health; and David Kountz, M.D., MBA, co-chief academic officer and vice president, Academic Diversity, Hackensack Meridian Health, vice president, Academic Affairs, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and founding associate dean, Diversity and Equity, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.
“I would like to congratulate Dr. Stanton and Dr. Kountz on these prestigious awards,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “We are grateful for the essential roles they play in transforming health care and serving as leaders of positive change.”
Dr. Stanton, who will be honored with an Outstanding Medical Educator Award, is being recognized as an innovator and visionary in leading the development of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.
Dr. Kountz, who will be honored with the Verice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award, is being recognized for his commitment to community outreach, his dedication to the promotion of diversity in the health care environment, and his passion for educating and inspiring students to pursue careers in the health professions.
“I am delighted and also so proud of our 2019 Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Award winners,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “We are grateful for their deep dedication and unique vision.”
MDAdvantage Insurance Company, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, presents and supports the Edward J. Ill Awards, honoring New Jersey health care providers. The 2019 awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 1 in East Brunswick. All profits from the event will support medical and health care student scholarships.