Jan 13, 2020 Five Saint Barnabas Medical Center Physicians Honored

Pictured from left, are Fariborz Rezai, MD, FCCP, Director, Intensive Care Unit, and Co-Chair, Physician Collaboration Committee; honorees Eric Handler, DO, Francis John Gialanella, MD, Jean Anderson Eloy, MD, and James K. Liu, MD; Gregory J. Rokosz, DO, JD, Senior Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs/Chief Medical Officer; and John Russo, MD, Medical Staff President.


Five Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) physicians were selected by the SBMC Medical Staff and the Physician Collaboration Committee to receive the prestigious 2019 Physician Excellence in Health Care Award for embracing the organization’s mission of compassionate care, health care excellence and superior service. The award recipients include: Eric Handler, DO, Francis John Gialanella, MD, Jean Anderson Eloy, MD, James K. Liu, MD, and Gregory J. Rokosz, DO, JD.

These physicians were honored because of their contribution to the medical center’s patient safety and quality goals by exhibiting a personal commitment and demonstrating leadership in contributing to health care excellence. They maintain the highest ethical standards and participate in opportunities for professional development.

“It is a privilege and an honor for me to work side-by-side with these physicians,” says John Russo, MD, Medical Staff President. “At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we have always prided ourselves on the spectacular effort of our physicians, nurses and staff in providing quality health care to our community. The physicians honored for the Physician Excellence in Healthcare Award embrace and are considered a community health resource.”

Nominations for this award are made by clinicians and allied leaders, as well as leaders serving on patient safety collaborative, performance improvement committees and initiatives.

Congratulations to Drs. Handler, Gialanella, Eloy, Liu and Rokosz for their dedication and service to the SBMC community.

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