Awards and Recognitions

Zufall Health has received significant national and local recognition for our outstanding programs, services, and staff. Here are some of our most recent honors:


  • National Center for Quality Assurance: Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 (highest level possible) for all eligible sites, 2016
  • In 2016, Zufall was recognized by the DentaQuest Institute with an award for Integration of Medical and Dental Services, and for outstanding achievements in the Dental Caries Management Collaborative
  • In 2016, Zufall Health received recognition from HRSA for its excellent clinical outcomes, as a National Leader, surpassing national benchmarks and goals on at least one important measure during 2015
  • Recognized by the CDC as a Million Hearts® 2015 Hypertension Control Champion for having 72% of Zufall’s hypertensive patients under control clinically
  • In 2015, Zufall received Gold II recognition for advancement and commitment to a comprehensive medication management delivery system from the national Alliance for Integrated Medication Management (AIMM)
  • In 2015, Dr. Sam Wakim, Chief Dental Officer at Zufall Health, was recognized as a “Real Doc Hollywood” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, and several members of Zufall’s dental staff have been named among the “Best Dentists in NJ by New Jersey Magazine
  • Zufall pediatrician Dr. Amy Kotler was named one of “NJ’s Favorite Kids Docs” by New Jersey Family Magazine, 2015
  • Zufall hosted the NJ DOH state-wide celebration of National Rural Health Day at the new Hackettstown office, 2015


  • BD Award for Innovation in Diabetes Care ($100,000 prize)
  • American Pharmacists Association: 340B Peer-to-Peer Leading Practice Site, 2011-2013
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Alliance, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2013

Outcomes Improvement Award
Performance Improvement Award
Life Saving Patient Safety Award
Integrated Medication Management Award
Change Package Implementation Award
5.0 Certified Gold Team Recognition for Clinical Pharmacy Best Practices Integration

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) HQSI: Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Delivery of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Dedication to Patient-Centered Care and Quality Improvement
  • National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality: Phase 2 Healthy Weight Collaborative Recognition
  • APhA Foundation: Project Impact Diabetes Award
  • Health Care Foundation of New Jersey: Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Award (Claribel Aviles)
  • New Jersey Primary Care Association:

Community Health Center Champion Award
Contribution to Women’s Health Care Award (Dr. Rina Ramirez)

  • NJ Monthly Magazine, NJ Top Dentists – Dr. Sam Wakim, Dr. Kathleen Nordman
  • NJ Family Magazine – NJ Top Pediatric Dentists – Dr. Davia Strachan
  • Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Non Profit Excellence Award
  • Arts Council of the Morris Area: 2014 Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts
  • National Center for Health in Public Housing: H. Jack Geiger Award for Program Management, 2011
  • New Jersey Department of Health:  The New Jersey Vaccines for Children Program Barbara Giudici Excellence Award, 2011
  • Give Kids A Smile Pioneer Award 2012
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Alliance, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

2012 PSPC Outstanding Performance Award
2012 and 2011 Patient Safety Life Saving Award
2012 Innovator Award
2012 Quality Leadership Award – Mayra Soto
2012 Integrated Medication Management Award – Teresita Lawson
2012 Outstanding Executive Leadership Award – Dr. Rina Ramirez, CMO