Bonita Stanton, M.D. and David Kountz, M.D., MBA Receive Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards

May 31, 2019

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that two of the health network’s esteemed physician leaders recently received Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards.

The award winners are: Bonita Stanton, M.D., founding dean, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University and president, Academic Enterprise, Hackensack Meridian Health; and David Kountz, M.D., MBA, co-chief academic officer and vice president, Academic Diversity, Hackensack Meridian Health, vice president, Academic Affairs, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and founding associate dean, Diversity and Equity, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

“I would like to congratulate Dr. Stanton and Dr. Kountz on these prestigious awards,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “We are grateful for the essential roles they play in transforming health care and serving as leaders of positive change.”

Dr. Stanton, who received the Outstanding Medical Educator Award, was recognized as an innovator and a visionary in leading the development of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

Dr. Kountz, who received the Verice M. Mason Community Service Leader Award, was recognized for his commitment to community outreach, dedication to the promotion of diversity in the health care environment, and passion for educating and inspiring students to pursue careers in the health professions.

MDAdvantage Insurance Company, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, presents and supports the Edward J. Ill Awards, honoring New Jersey health care providers. The 2019 awards were presented at a ceremony on May 1 in East Brunswick. All profits from the event supported medical and health care student scholarships.