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HCC physician receives Petit Award

New Britain [January 17 2011] - Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) physician Anthony Ciardella, M.D., has received the first annual William A. Petit, Jr., M.D., Physician Service Award.

Petit presented Ciardella with the award at a recent medical staff meeting at the hospital. Ciardella’s name has been added to a plaque in the lobby of HCC’s New Britain General campus.
The award is given annually to a physician member of the hospital’s medical staff to recognize extraordinary commitment and service to the hospital, the community, the medical staff or patients.

In addition to his private internal medicine practice in Southington, Ciardella is associate chief of medicine at the hospital’s Bradley Memorial campus; serves on HCC’s board of directors; is medical director of Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut’s hospice program and of the Summit at Plantsville; and is an associate clinical professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Last year, Ciardella helped coordinate a medical mission to Haiti in which he and other HCC staff members cared for earthquake victims.

Ciardella earned his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J., and completed his internship and residency at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

He and his wife, Susan, work in Southington and reside there with their son Michael. Their other two sons, Thomas and Jonathan, and 10 grandchildren live in Colorado.

Petit has made numerous contributions to the hospital, serving previously as medical director of the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at the hospital and director of the section of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. He is also extremely active in the community.

The Petit Family Foundation he created to honor the memories of his wife, Jennifer Lynn Hawke-Petit, and their two daughters, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit, now supports numerous worthy causes, including many healthcare and education beneficiaries. Nominees for the Physician Service Award embody Petit’s spirit of altruism, commitment and excellence.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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