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Hospital physician receives association’s award

New Britain [November 21 2007] - A long-time Hospital of Central Connecticut physician was recently presented the Distinguished Service Award from the Hartford County Medical Association.

Internist Earle Sittambalam, M.D., a former association president and current member, received the award Oct. 24 during the Association’s 215th Annual Meeting at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. The award recognizes Sittambalam’s “exemplary leadership and outstanding service” to association members and the public.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this award,” says Sittambalam. “It has been a privilege to work with the society and its members toward improving the healthcare system for patients, providers, and the community at large.”

While association president, he assumed a prominent role in helping raise awareness statewide toward malpractice reform. The professional physician society, which began in 1792, has more than 2,000 members committed to providing quality medical care through medical practice, professionalism, and healthcare system improvements.

Sittambalam, of Avon, joined the hospital in 1975, also beginning practice with Grove Hill Medical Center. Since 1991, he has served as Grove Hill president. He is also medical director of both Jerome Home, a Central Connecticut Health Alliance member; and the Center for Healthy Aging, a resource and assessment center located at the hospital’s two campuses. Sittambalam is a diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, and in 1987, received a certificate from the board for advanced achievement in internal medicine.

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