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MDAdvantage Announces 2013 Recipients Of Prestigious Excellence in Medicine Awards

 MDAdvantage Announces 2013 Recipients Of Prestigious Excellence in Medicine
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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrying forward a
longstanding tradition of recognizing exceptional physicians and leaders in
healthcare, MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey
(www.MDAdvantageonline.com) today announced the 2013 honorees for the Edward
J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards^® (www.EJIawards.org).

The Excellence in Medicine Awards are named after Edward J. Ill, MD, a New
Jersey physician who was a pioneer in promoting continuing education in ways
that set the national standard. Every year since 1939, exemplary New Jersey
physicians and leaders whose dedication to education, research and public
service have significantly impacted the delivery of healthcare in the state
and around the nation have been honored. This annual event has been sponsored
by MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey since 2003.

Patricia A. Costante, Chairman and CEO of MDAdvantage, stated, "MDAdvantage is
honored to sponsor this prestigious event. Next year will mark MDAdvantage's
tenth consecutive year of sponsorship, and we are proud of the significant
impact the awards program has had on New Jersey healthcare."

The 2013 awardees are:

  oOutstanding Medical Educator Award: Nayan Kothari, MD, Chairman,
    Department of Medicine, Saint Peters University Hospital and Vice
    President/Chief of Academic Affiliations (interim), Saint Peters Health
    Care System, and Carol A. Terregino, MD, Senior Associate Dean for
    Education (interim) and Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
    at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  oOutstanding Medical Executive Award: Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, President
    and Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack University Health Network.
  oEdward J. Ill Physician's Award^®: Robert L. Johnson, MD, The Sharon and
    Joseph L. Muscarelle Endowed Dean, New Jersey Medical School.
  oVerice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award: Kathleen Horn, RN, CIC,
    Director of Infection Prevention, on  behalf of the Hunterdon Medical
    Center Infection Prevention Team.
  oOutstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Basic Biomedical
    Research: Smita S. Patel, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and
    Molecular Biology, UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  oOutstanding Medical Research Scientist Award for Clinical Research:
    Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology,
    Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Chief, Neurology Service at Robert
    Wood Johnson University Hospital.
  oPeter W. Rodino, Jr., Citizen's Award^®: Mike Adler and the Adler Aphasia
    Center.

Paul J. Hirsch, MD, Chairman of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine
Foundation, stated, "The mission of the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine
Awards^® is not only to acknowledge the extraordinary accomplishments of our
honorees, but also to support the future of healthcare in our state. The
Scholarship Fund continues to grow year over year, and profits from the
upcoming event will be dedicated to fund scholarships for seven extremely
talented and deserving students."

This year's awards will be presented at the Edward J. Ill Excellence in
Medicine Awards ceremony on May 1, 2013, at Greenacres Country Club in
Lawrenceville, New Jersey. To participate in the 2013 Excellence in Medicine
Awards by purchasing tickets, an Honor Roll sponsorship or an advertisement in
the awards journal, contact the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine
Foundation at 609-803-2350 or visit www.EJIawards.org.

The awards program is sponsored by MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New
Jersey, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance in New
Jersey. For more information on MDAdvantage, call 888-355-5551 or visit
www.MDAdvantageonline.com.

Contact:
Janet Puro, 888-355-5551 x1197
jpuro@mdanj.com

SOURCE MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey

Website: http://www.mdadvantageonline.com