Awards

 2016

  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children was named as a Best Children’s Hospital by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare
  • Dr. Hans Kersten, Medical Director, Grow Clinic, Center for the Urban Child at St. Christopher’s was a 2016 finalist in the BeWellPhilly Health Hero Challenge
  • Dr. Daniel Taylor, Attending Physician at St. Christopher's was a recipient of the 2016 AAP 'Local Hero Award'
  • Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, Neonatologist at St. Christopher's was a recipient of the 2016 AAP 'Thomas E. Cone Jr. Lectureship Award’
  • 17 St. Christopher’s Physicians were included in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2016
    • Dr. Endla Anday, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Dr. Martin Herman, Orthopedics
    • Dr. Gregory Halligan, Oncology
    • Dr. Susan Conley, Nephrology
    • Dr. David Zwillenberg, Otolaryngology
    • Dr. Donald Goldsmith, Rheumatology
    • Dr. John Murphy, Cardiology
    • Dr. Francesco De Luca, Endocrinology
    • Dr. Nicole DeLarato, Ophthalmology
    • Dr. Nadja Peter, Pediatrics
    • Dr. Paul Glat, Plastic Surgery
    • Dr. Kiersten Arthur, Orthopedics
    • Dr. Matthew Moront, Surgery
    • Dr. Robert Steckler, Urology
    • Dr. Maria McColgan, Child Protection
  • Dr. Nadine Schwartz, PsychiatryThe 2016 Delaware Valley Patient Safety and Quality Awards recognized hospitals and other healthcare providers. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children was included twice on the “Top Ten Submissions” list for 2016. St. Christopher’s was the only pediatric hospital in the area to be recognized on the “Top Ten Submissions” list
  • Dr. Sarah Long, Chief, Infectious Disease at St. Christopher’s received an all Drexel University Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • Dr. Maria McColgan, Medical Director, Child Protection Program at St. Christopher’s was a 2016 Tenet Hero Hall of Fame Inductee

2015

  • St. Christopher's attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®
  • Cystic Fibrosis Pediatric Program at St. Christopher's received a Quality Achievement Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dr. Laurie Varlotta, Medical Director, Cystic Fibrosis Program at St. Christopher’s accepted the 2015 Unsung Heroes recognition from Wishes & Dreams for Cystic Fibrosis
  • St. Christopher’s was a recipient of the 2015 DVHC Gift of Life Award
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Nephrology and Gastroenterology and GI surgery in the 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals rankings
  • St. Christopher’s earned 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures' Recognition from Joint Commission 

2014

  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children was the only hospital in PA - pediatric or adult - to be awarded a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction
  • Dr. Sarah Long, Chief, Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher's wasappointed to FDA Committee
  • Dr. Marshall Schwartz,Surgeon-in-Chief at St. Christopher's wasappointed as Vice Chairman for Academic Affairs and Affiliations in the Department of Surgery at Drexel University's College of Medicine
  • Dr. Marshall Schwartz,, Surgeon-in-Chief at St. Christopher's was elected as an Honorary Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
  • 22 St. Christopher’s Physicians were named to Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2014
    • Dr. Agustin Legido, Neurology
    • Dr. Joseph Melvin, Neurology
    • Dr. Eric Faerber, Diagnostic Radiology
    • Dr. Endla Anday, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • Dr. Nicole DeLarato, Ophthalmology
    • Dr. Martin Herman, Orthopedic Surgery
    • Dr. Francesco DeLuca, Endocrinology
    • Dr. Gregory Halligan, Hematology-Oncology
    • Dr. Jill Foster, Infectious Disease
    • Dr. Susan Conley, Nephrology
    • Dr. David Zwillenberg, Otolaryngology
    • Dr. Mark Dovey, Pulmonology
    • Dr. Danna Tauber, Pulmology
    • Dr. Donald Goldsmith, Rheumatology
    • Dr. Matthew Moront, Surgery
    • Dr. Francis McNesby, Pediatrics
    • Dr. Lee Pachter, Pediatrics
    • Dr. Paul Glat, Plastic Surgery
    • Dr. Kiersten Arthur, Sports Medicine
    • Dr. Robert Steckler, Urology
  • US News and World Report 2014 Best Children's Hospitals.
    • Orthopedics, ranked #33 (ranked #46 last year)
    • Nephrology, ranked #39 (not ranked last year)
    • Diabetes & Endocrinology, ranked #46 (not ranked last year)
  • St. Christopher's nursing team received 2014 ADVANCE for Nurses Best Nursing Team award
  • St. Christopher's received Tenet's Five-star Patient Satisfaction Award
  • St. Christopher's received Tenet's Grassroots Champion Award
  • Dr. Nancy Spector, Attending Physician at St. Christopher's  received the 2014 APA Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award
  • Dr. Lee Pachter's, Chief, General Pediatrics at St. Christopher’s presentation "The Relationship Between Racial Discrimination and Mental Health in African American and Afro-Caribbean Youth: Results from a National Study" was selected to highlight to the media at the 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meetings in Vancouver
  • Six St. Chris Physicians were named to SJ Magazine's 2014 Top Docs for Kids:
    • Dr. Susan Conley, Nephrology
    • Dr. H. Huntley Hardison, Neurology
    • Dr. Robert Steckler, Urology
    • Dr. Joseph Rosenblat, Orthopedics
    • Dr. Michael Wolf, Sports Medicine
    • Dr. Brooke Burkey, Plastic Surgery
  • St. Christopher's received full approval as Cleft Palate Team and Craniofacial Team from the Commission on Approval of Team s (CAT) for a period of six years, beginning Jan. 1, 2014
  • Dr. Achintya Moulick, Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, received Military Gold Coin by Pararescue students in the United States Air Force (USAF), Pararescue Paramedic Program, Guardian Angel Training Center
  • Dr. Renee Turchi, MedicalDirector of the Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at St. Christopher's, selected as the recipient of the 2014 Philadelphia County Medical Society Practitioner of the Year Award
  • Darin Toliver, Social Worker at St. Christopher's, was selected as part of the Mayors Commission on African American Males, a group that advocates on issues that impact African American men and boys in Philadelphia. He was invited by the Mayor to attend the 2014 commission
  • Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, Chief, Section of Neonatal Care at St. Christopher's, was awarded a grant from the Philadelphia Chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American service organization, for her research in therapeutic interventions for extremely ill premature infants
  • St. Christopher's ECLS Center has received the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support for 2014 from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. (second time St. Christopher's has received this honor)
  • Dr. Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, Chief, Section of Neonatal Care at St. Christopher's, recently was announced as the 2014 recipient of the Trust Fund of the alumni association of women's Medical College MCP Phyllis Marciano, MD, Women in Medicine Award.
  • Dr. Yanick Vibert, Neonatologist at St. Christopher's, was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Roosevelt Award for Service to Humanity by the March of Dimes for her outstanding service to the underserved and desperate victims of catastrophic, devastating diseases and extreme poverty.
  • Dr. Rebecca Purtell, resident at St. Christopher's, received the ORR Community Service Award
  • Dr. Marshall Schwartz, Surgeon-in-Chief at St. Christopher's, received the Coe Medal by PAPS
  • Dr. Ignacio Valencia, Neurologist at St. Christopher's, was selected as semifinalist in Philadelphia Magazine's BeWellPhilly Health Hero competition
  • Carolyn Jackson, CEO at St. Christopher's, was named as a 2014 Up & Comer by Modern Healthcare
  • Dr. Dan Taylor, Attending Physician at St. Christopher's, received a 2014 Drexel University President's Award
  • St. Christopher's received the Joint Commission's Top Performer on Key Quality Measures 2013 for its asthma program
  • Dr. Hans Kersten, Medical Director, Grow Clinic, Center for the Urban Child at St. Christopher’s was  honored with Pat Temple-West Award from the Coalition Against Hunger
  • Dr. Marcelino de Santos was voted one of the best pediatricians in Bucks County in the annual Best of Bucks poll conducted by the Bucks County Courier Times
  • Carolyn Jackson, CEO at St. Christopher's was appointed as CCFA's Take Steps' Corporate Revenue Chair for the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley
  • Dr. Nancy Spector, Attending Physician at St. Christopher's is Chair of National I-PASS Handoff Study, which seeks to reduce medical errors by improving caregiver-to-caregiver communication. St. Chris was one of 11 institutions to participate in the national study. The study was recently featured in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • Dr. Roberta Laguerre-Frederique, Clinical Director, Immunology; attending immunologist at St. Christopher's, honored with the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for Outstanding Researcher from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board (CFAR CAB)