Dr. Tushar B. Patel of Princeton, New Jersey has been named a finalist in the Public Health Hero category in the 2016 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program.
The award program produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premier business news publication, was sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Hackensack University Medical Center, CareOne Management, LLC, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP, New Jersey Hospital Association, and Comcast Spotlight.
The Healthcare Heroes finalists were recognized and the winner in each category was announced during an awards breakfast and ceremony on June 21 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey.
The honorees were also highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ. The Palace at Somerset Park hosted over 400 guests, where everyone came together to celebrate these courageous and noble healthcare specialists and organizations.
The event, which began with networking and breakfast, was followed by the awards presentation. The major sponsors–Allen Karp, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Jason Kreitner, Hackensack University Medical Center, Beth Durney-Stasyshyn, CareOne Management, Ed DePaola with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and James A. Robertson with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP–presented the awards on stage to each honoree.
The finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges, including Suzanne Ianni of Hospital Alliance of New Jersey, Dr. Carole Kenner at The College of New Jersey, Barbara Rossi at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Judy Schmidt of New Jersey State Nurses Association.
The four judges evaluated the nominations using a scoring system based on heroic actions or programs, impact of nominee’s heroic actions and accomplishments within healthcare.
In 2015, Dr. Patel was also named a finalist in the Volunteer of the Year category in NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes honoree. He was also the recipient of the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards for Public Service in Health Care Professional of the year category in 2015.
Dr. Patel has been providing his self-less and dedicated volunteer services to needy people in south Asian communities throughout the New Jersey for more than last 15 years with various non-profit organizations and also serves as President of Indian Health Camp of NJ, a non-profit organization since 2006.