WASHINGTON — Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, chief of emergency medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, N.J., has been awarded the fifth annual ACEP and DynaMed Plus/PEMSoft-EBSCO Health Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to pediatric emergency evidence-based medicine. He received the award last month at the Advanced Pediatric Assembly meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.
The ACEP and PEMSoft-EBSCO Achievement Award is a prestigious award conferred annually upon an emergency physician or pediatric emergency physician who has contributed significantly to pediatric emergency evidence-based medicine. Nominees for the award need to have contributed first-author publications and/or contributed to practice-changing innovations in electronic publication or technology which have meaningfully enhanced emergency care of children.
Dr. Sacchetti was recommended for the award unanimously by the award committee because of his many years of service on ACEP’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee and Section. Dr. Sacchetti was also part of the original team from ACEP that promoted the need for the sub-specialty of pediatric emergency medicine, which was officially recognized as a sub-specialty in 1991.
“Dr. Sacchetti has been a leader in the field of pediatric emergency medicine as well as a dedicated emergency physician for the people of Camden, New Jersey,” said ACEP’s president, Dr. Rebecca Parker. “The scope and breadth of his practice-changing articles is truly remarkable. We are so proud to give Dr. Sacchetti this award, which he very richly deserves.”
ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.
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