Nazareth Hospital Names Stuart A. Scherr, MD, 2014 Dr. Stanley J. Skromak Award Recipient
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 4, 2014): Stuart A. Scherr, MD, Medical Director of the Balance Program at Nazareth Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance, received the Dr. Stanley J. Skromak Award at Nazareth’s Doctors’ Day Celebration. This award is presented annually to a Nazareth Hospital physician who exemplifies dedication to the medical profession, fosters medical education, demonstrates exemplary patient/physician interaction, shows courtesy and respect towards everyone, and who is a true “doctor’s doctor.” The 2013 recipient was Donald S. Ostrum, MD.
Dr. Scherr is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and in general surgery at Maricopa Medical Center. He joined the staff of Nazareth in 1986 and has been the hospital’s Surgery Department chairman since 2003.
The award is named for Dr. Stanley J. Skromak, one of the founding physicians at Nazareth Hospital, and Medical Staff President during the 1960s. Dr. Skromak was noted for his medical knowledge and friendly approach to his patients.
“Dr. Scherr continually demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of patient care. He truly is a champion of Nazareth Hospital’s core values. Dr. Scherr embodies the Skromak Award spirit, and we congratulate him for his achievement,” said Mathew Mathew, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Nazareth Hospital.