Lourdes Neurologist Honored as Young Achiever
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
(CAMDEN) -- Lisa Schultz, M.D., Chief of Neurology at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center was selected from several hundred nominations for the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2008 "40 Under 40" award. This distinction marks her as one of Delaware Valley's most accomplished and well-rounded young achievers in the community. As an award winner, Dr. Shultz will be honored at a dinner on May 22 and will be featured in the special supplement of the publication later this spring.
"We congratulate Dr. Schultz on this honor and are proud of everything she has helped us achieve at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center," said Alexander J. Hatala, President and CEO of the Lourdes Health System.
When Dr. Shultz arrived at Lourdes in 2004 one of her first goals was to standardize stroke care at the hospital. Within nine months she helped develop the Lourdes Stroke Center with treatment guidelines based on national best practices.
Under her leadership, Lourdes has achieved designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and The Joint Commission. In addition, Lourdes has been identified by HealthGrades as the best in southern New Jersey -- and among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation -- for treatment of stroke. Lourdes also received the 2008 HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence AwardTM, along with five-star ratings in stroke treatment for five consecutive years. The American Stroke Association has recognized Lourdes with its Get With The Guidelines Bronze Performance Achievement Award for ensuring that stroke patients receive the proper treatment within accepted standards.
A graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine who completed residencies at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Shultz, also offers services at the Osborn Family Health Center, Lourdes' medical practice for Camden residents. She was among SJ Magazine's "People Worth Watching in 2008" and has been named a "Top Doc" by the publication. For three years, UMDNJ School of Medicine has named Dr. Schultz "Teacher of the Year."