CMA Karen Ponce Receives Healthcare Hero Award

In October 2019, Karen Ponce, Certified Medical Assistant, was presented with a 2019 Healthcare Hero Award from the New Jersey Primary Care Association for her selfless commitment and unwavering dedication to the mission of Zufall Health.

The Kathleen Nordman Dental Quality Award’s First Recipient is Dr. Antonella Maietta

Dr. Antonella Maietta is the first recipient of Zufall Health’s Kathleen Nordman Dental Quality Award, an award given to a Zufall dental provider in recognition of exemplary quality of care and patient engagement. Dr. Maietta has been a valuable member of the dental team starting her career at Zufall in our Flemington Healthy Smile Center and on the mobile unit. Her dedication to mobile dentistry and the van program has helped contribute to the great success of the Delta Dental Mobile. Like many Zufall dental providers, she has forged a special bond with her patients which contributes to their high satisfaction.

Zufall Recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader

On March 11th, Zufall Health received the Health Center Quality Leader recognition from United Healthcare Community Plan. The recognition from United Healthcare Community Plan was to acknowledge Zufall’s Health Center Quality Leader award from HRSA. Quality Leaders are among the top 30 percent of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across their clinical operations. Zufall Health was of the seven New Jersey FQHCs to receive the Quality Leader award from HRSA.

Zufall Pediatrician honored by Partners for Health Foundation

Dr. Mario Szuchman, a Zufall Pediatrician, was honored by the Partners for Health Foundation on November 29th with their Community Impact Award in the area of “Access to Health”. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Partners for Health Foundation awarded 10 Community Impact Awards, and grants totaling $100,000, to recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals making a significant difference in the health and well-being of local communities.

Healthcare Institute of New Jersey Honors Zufall Health

The Healthcare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) honored Zufall Health with its 2018 Recognition Award for Patient Access and Advocacy at the New Jersey Primary Care Association annual convention in October 2018.

HEAL Case Manager Receives Healthcare Hero Award

In October, Erik Moran, Case Manager of the Health, Education, and Legal (HEAL) Program received a 2018 Healthcare Hero Award from the New Jersey Primary Care Association for his commitment to help low-income Zufall Health patients in Morris County obtain legal assistance focused on issues including housing, income maintenance and domestic violence.

Zufall Receives Target: BP™ Gold Recognition for Second Year in a Row

Zufall received, for the second year in a row, the Target: BP™ GOLD Recognition for helping an outstanding 73% of our patients diagnosed with hypertension get the condition under control. The American Heart Association and the American Medical Association have joined together to collaborate on Target: BP™, a nationwide initiative to help healthcare providers and patients achieve better blood pressure control at the best levels to improve health.

Dr. Rina Ramirez Wins 2018 Samuel U. Rodgers, MD Achievement Award

Dr. Rina Ramirez, Zufall’s Chief Medical Officer, has been named the winner of the National Association of Community Health Center’s ‘s 2018 Samuel U. Rodgers, MD Achievement AwardEstablished in 1977 in honor of the late Dr. Rodgers, a health care provider, community activist, and national leader in health and civil rights, this award is presented to a distinguished primary care clinician who exemplifies excellence in clinical practice and leadership at the local, state, or national level.

Zufall President & CEO Presented with 2018 Non-Profit Exemplary Leader Award

On April 19, 2018, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce  presented Zufall Health’s President & CEO Eva Turbiner with the 2018 Non-Profit Exemplary Leader Award. The Chamber’s Non-Profit Excellence Awards honor Morris County organizations and volunteers who demonstrate innovation and leadership that has resulted in new and improved services for clients and has had a meaningful impact on the community.

NIPN Gold Level Achievement in Prevention of HPV-Related Cancers

In December 2017, the National Improvement Partnership Network (NIPN) acknowledged Zufall Health – Dover with  a Gold Level Achievement for our dedication to the prevention of HPV-related cancers through participation in the National Immunization Partnership with the APA’s Learning Collaborative to Improve HPV Immunization Coverage. A Gold Level Achievement is awarded for meeting or exceeding all project goals.

Zufall CEED Program Coordinator receives Healthcare Hero Award

Denise Fallon, Coordinator of the Cancer Education and Early Detection program at Zufall Health in Somerville received the Healthcare Hero Award from the NJ Primary Care Association for her dedication to helping thousands of low-income patients in Somerset County get essential cancer screenings.

Zufall Patient Navigator receives Lester Z. Lieberman Award

On July 17th, Zufall’s Patient Navigator for Seniors, Monica McKenzie received The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey’s 2017 Lester Z. Lieberman Award for Humanism in Healthcare for her significant efforts in assisting at-risk seniors in achieving desired medical outcomes.

Zufall Pediatrician Named Population Health Hero

In June 2017, Dr. Amy Kotler was named as a Population Health Hero by the NJ Department of Health for her leadership for Zufall Health’s Andale program to combat childhood obesity.

Dental Residency Accreditation

Zufall Health residency program received accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation – Advanced Education in General Dentistry in April 2017.

Best Women in Business Award

In March 2017, Eva Turbiner was named one of the state’s Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ Magazine.

CEO Receives National Award

In 2016, Eva Turbiner was honored by the National Association of Community Health Centers with the Elizabeth K. Cooke Most Valuable Player Award for advocacy on behalf of community health.

PCMH Recognition

The National Center for Quality Assurance recognized Zufall Health as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3 (highest level possible) for all eligible sites, 2016

Integration of Medical and Dental Services

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

Excellent clinical outcomes

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

Gold II recognition for advancement and commitment

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)

Dr. Sam Wakim “Real Doc Hollywood”

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

Dr. Amy Kotler “NJ’s Favorite Kids Docs”

Zufall pediatrician Dr. Amy Kotler was named one of “NJ’s Favorite Kids Docs” by New Jersey Family Magazine, 2015

National Rural Health Day

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

Excellence Award

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

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

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