Bridgeway Senior Healthcare Medical Director Named National Infectious Disease Clinician of the Year
— Bridgewater, Hillsborough, New Jersey
Ronald Nahass, MD, MHCM, FIDSA, Medical Director at Bridgeway Senior Healthcare in Bridgewater and Hillsborough, New Jersey, has been selected by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to receive its prestigious 2020 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award.
Named to honor the memory of Dr. Chatrchai Watanakunakorn, a model clinician who worked tirelessly to advance the clinical practice of infectious disease, this award is given annually by the IDSA Education and Research Foundation to an IDSA member or fellow in recognition of outstanding achievement in the clinical practice of infectious diseases.
“I am really humbled to be included on such an exclusive list of awardees,” said Dr. Nahass.
A pioneer in state-of-the-art treatments for complex infectious diseases, Dr. Nahass has been working tirelessly with the Bridgeway nursing team to develop, approve and implement exceptional infection prevention protocols to keep patients, residents and staff at Bridgeway safe. “Bridgeway staff is grateful for Dr. Nahass’ leadership during the challenges of COVID-19 as we strive to stay on the forefront of the latest infection control and prevention practices,” said Jessica Pelligrino Tsoukalas, Director of Business Development and Strategy.
Dr. Nahass’ work at Bridgeway began many years ago when he and his team implemented a Rapid Response Protocol to decrease dangerous, costly and undesired rehospitalizations. This means that patients who have changes in condition get the best care possible as soon as possible.
Dr. Nahass has been awarded several outstanding honors throughout his career, including the American Medical Association’s Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education with a special commendation for self-directed learning. He’s consistently recognized as a Top Doctor by New Jersey Monthly magazine, Best Doctor by New York magazine, and nominated one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors®.
Beyond his work at Bridgeway, Dr. Nahass mentors students and younger physicians in both clinical research and clinical care. He also spends time volunteering with the IDSA to help champion the highest quality of care on a national basis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the IDSA, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nahass’ motto has been:
Remember the 4 Ws
Wear a mask
Watch your space
Wash your hands
When sick, stay home
We can limit New Jersey’s risk for resurgence.
To learn more about the Watanakunakorn Clinician Award, click here.
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About Bridgeway Senior Healthcare
Since 1981, Bridgeway Senior Healthcare has been committed to providing a continuum of comprehensive services to patients and residents no matter where they are in life. Since quality measures have been reported, its facilities have consistently achieved a CMS 5-Star rating for Registered Nursing, Licensed Nursing, Certified Nursing Staff, and Quality of Care. Bridgeway has received Newsweek’s and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes awards. In 2020, it was recognized as one of the Top WorkPlaces in New Jersey. To learn more, visit www.BSHCare.com