Medical Staff Honors President Emeritus Richard A. Pitman with Medical Chairman’s Award

December 04, 2008

Howard Karp, D.O., chairman of Shore Memorial Hospital’s Department of Medicine, along with several members of the hospital’s medical staff presented Richard A. Pitman, president emeritus of Shore Memorial Hospital, with the first ever Medical Chairman’s Award on December 2.

The Medical Chairman’s Award recognizes Pitman for his years of working together with the Shore Memorial medical staff to provide high-quality patient care, for his contributions to the advancement of healthcare in South Jersey and for his leadership within the organization. The selection committee for this award consisted of medical staff members Dr. William Hooper, Dr. Howard Karp and Dr. Gary Raab.

“I am pleased that the medical staff is able to present this award to someone who over the years has helped us fulfill our mission of caring for our patients and their families,” said Dr. Karp. “During his 30 plus years with the hospital, Rick always gave 100 percent of himself to make this organization the best it could be.”

Pitman retired from Shore Memorial this fall after 36 years of service to the organization. He started his career at Shore Memorial in 1972, served as president and CEO from 1980 to 2002, as president of the Shore Memorial Health System from 2002 to 2004 and as executive director of governmental affairs and special advisor to the president from 2005 to 2008.

"The Shore Memorial medical staff is comprised of dedicated, quality-oriented physicians who consistently pursue the best for their patients. Their standards are high and their pursuit of excellence is endless. I am deeply honored to be recognized by the best Department of Medicine and medical staff I am aware of. I have been blessed to have been able to spend 36 years of my life with the wonderful people of Shore Memorial,” says Pitman.

Caption: Several past presidents of the Shore Memorial medical staff attended the presentation for the first ever Medical Chairman’s Award, which was presented to Richard A. Pitman, president emeritus, on December 2. Pictured left to right are Dr. Robert Beach; Dr. Michael Ginieczki; Dr. Peter Costantini; Dr. Thomas Gregory (seated); Richard A. Pitman, president emeritus; Dr. Howard Karp, chairman, Department of Medicine; Dr. Richard Monihan (seated); Dr. Gary Raab, Dr. Robert Goldberg (front) Dr. Gary Feinberg; and Dr. William Hooper.