Amor Mehta, MD, medical director of the Level 3 Epilepsy Center at the Jay and Linda Grunin Neuroscience Institute at Community Medical Center, has been named Physician of the Year at NJBIZ’s 10th annual Healthcare Heroes awards program.
Dr. Mehta was honored at the awards breakfast and ceremony on June 21 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey. Dr. Mehta, along with other award winners, was chosen by an independent panel of judges.
“The entire staff at Community Medical Center congratulates Dr. Mehta on this tremendous award. As Medical Director of our epilepsy center, he has elevated the epilepsy and seizure disorder services available to Ocean County residents, making a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of people,” said Michael Mimoso, president and chief executive officer at Community Medical Center. “Previously, patients had to travel up to 80 miles away to receive a high level of care, but Dr. Mehta’s dedication to establishing and maintaining an epilepsy program of the highest caliber has brought these resources directly to our patients.”
Under Dr. Mehta’s leadership, Community Medical Center’s Video-EEG monitoring program, the gold standard to diagnose epilepsy, grew significantly. Working with the team at Community Medical Center, Dr. Mehta helped the hospital’s epilepsy center achieve and maintain Level 3 accreditation from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
Dr. Mehta understands the importance of teamwork, frequently offering his staff educational sessions to provide them with the most up-to-date information on the diagnosis, treatment of care of patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders. Focusing on the importance and goal of lessening the symptoms of these neurological disorders, Dr. Mehta strives to treat his patients in the same manner he lives his life – practicing good thoughts, good words and good deeds.