Shore Medical Center announced that Dr. Christopher Lucasti has been chosen as the Physician of the Year.
A member of the Somers Point hospital’s staff since 1991, Dr. Lucasti is the vice president of the medical staff and a member of the Medical Executive Committee. He is the Infectious Disease Specialist and Epidemiologist, Division Chief of Infectious Disease and he is chair, co-chair or a member of multiple committees.
Shore’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeanne Rowe, said Dr. Lucasti’s contributions to the hospital in the furtherance of high quality and safe patient care are numerous and sustaining.
“He is a doctor’s doctor and his colleagues can count on him to not only provide keen expertise in consultative advice in the care of their patients but also to be there as an advising colleague, physician and friend,” Dr. Rowe said.
She continued, “Dr. Lucasti exemplifies three important qualities of a leader: being amiable, available and able. During this COVID-19 crisis, his leadership is pivotal and we at Shore are so grateful for his presence and responsiveness to each and every situation, question and communication.”
Melissa Szarzynski, Infection Control Manager at Shore, echoed the praise for Dr. Lucasti.
“When it comes to infection control, Dr. Lucasti is brilliant and always makes himself available for our team’s questions,” Szarzynski said. “He has excellent documentation skills that assist in the care of patients and reporting to regulatory agencies.”
She added, “Dr. Lucasti is by far the best candidate for the Shore Physician of the Year and we are proud to be on his team.”