Monmouth Medical Center Honors ER Doctor as February Physician of the Month

Elizabeth Gilman, MD February Physician of the Month

Monmouth Medical Center Emergency Medicine Physician Elizabeth Gilman, M.D., has been named Physician of the Month for February. Presenting the award is Chief Medical Officer Kenneth Granet, M.D., and from left are Dave DeMatteo, Assistant Clinical Director for the ED, Sharmine Brassington, Director of Patient Care for the ED, Chief Financial Officer Cory Lasker, Chief Human Resource Officer Rick Kiernan, Advanced Practice Nurse Patty Hoelzler, and William Downs, D.O., Chair of Emergency Medicine.

Long Branch, NJ – March 2, 2023 –Monmouth Medical Center (MMC) has named Emergency Medicine physician Elizabeth Gilman, M.D., Physician of the Month for February. The new Physician of the Month recognition program, which debuted in January, recognizes MMC Medical Staff members for excellence in patient care.

Among the comments received in Dr. Gilman’s nominations were:

"I was lucky enough to come across a physician who helped us remember a time when doctors practiced medicine for the love of it. Her name is Dr. Elizabeth Gilman, and at the risk of sounding saccharine, she’s special."

"She had an easy smile, but not at the cost of her professionalism, a friendly demeanor yet strong diagnostic skills, the ability to think quickly and make decisions under pressure, and yet somehow still have excellent communication and interpersonal skills."

“I hope you don’t have to visit any ER, but if you do find yourself at Monmouth Medical Center, I hope you meet Dr. Elizabeth Gilman, and you will be assured, as we were, that wonderful emergency care is alive and well in N.J.”

Kenneth Granet, M.D., MMC Chief Medical Officer, noted that Dr. Gilman’s award exemplifies the attributes that she exhibits and her fellow health care professionals recognize.

“Monmouth Medical Center and the entire RWJBarnabas Health system excel due to the exceptional dedication, commitment and expertise of the entire health care team,” Dr. Granet said. “Dr. Gilman truly makes a difference to her patients, our hospital, and the entire community we serve.”

Dr. Gillman has more than 20 years’ experience in emergency medicine, and joined MMC in 2002.

Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital, is a regional teaching campus for Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. As the first hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties, Monmouth Medical Center offers the most experienced surgeons in robotics and other minimally invasive procedures as well as bariatric and joint and spine surgery. Monmouth Medical Center delivers more babies annually than all other hospitals in Monmouth and Ocean counties combined and the fourth most in the state and was recently one of nine New Jersey hospitals recognized by Newsweek magazine as a top maternity hospital. The hospital offers access to the region’s top cardiologists and the award-winning, nationally recognized RWJBarnabas heart centers. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has conferred Magnet® recognition for Monmouth Medical Center as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. It is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization. RWJBarnabas Health and Monmouth Medical Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey — the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center — brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside patients, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

Contact: Kathy Horan