Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society Honors Peter Stein, M.D.
Peter Stein, M.D.
Recently, Peter Stein, M.D., Crozer-Chester Medical Center geriatrician, was honored with The Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society’s (EPGS) Barbara Bell, M.D. Award. The dinner and award ceremony took place on Dec. 10 at the Union League of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter was in attendance as the keynote speaker.
The Barbara Bell, M.D. Award was developed by the Board of the EPGS to honor the memory of Dr. Bell. This award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to geriatric care and education, and whose principles and practices emulate the humanistic qualities that Dr. Bell brought to every patient she encountered.
The practice of geriatrics specializes in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment in the elderly. “I feel profoundly honored by the recognition of my peers. The practice of geriatrics in this day and age can provide immense personal and professional satisfaction,” Stein says.
The responsibilities of a geriatrics practitioner are demanding and time-consuming. “Physicians strive to do what’s right for their patient,” Stein says. “Recognition from one’s peers is very reassuring as we pursue this complex goal on a daily basis.”
“Dr. Stein was chosen by the board of directors for his dedication to geriatric medicine and commitment to providing excellent and compassionate care to older patients,” says William Zirker, M.D., M.P.H., chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. “His communication skills and caring approach are highly regarded by patients, families and his colleagues. As a clinician and teacher he represents a great choice for the Barbara Bell, M.D. Award. The Division of Geriatric Medicine at Crozer-Chester Medical Center is happy to have Dr. Stein as a member of our team.”
“The support of Crozer-Keystone Health System is instrumental in helping the EPGS meet its goals,” says Nancy Carpey, director of Events for The Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society. “Helping senior citizens with quality of life issues is a keystone of our mission. Dr. Peter Stein is truly a remarkable individual.”
To learn more about geriatric services at Crozer-Keystone Health System, visit the Crozer-Keystone website at www.crozerkeystone.org, click on Services, then Geriatric Medicine.