Brach Eichler Presents ‘Burton L. Eichler Award’ to St. Barnabas Medical Center’s Dr. Ronald Chamberlain

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First Annual Eichler Award Honors the Legacy of Healthcare Law Pioneer, Recognizes ‘Top Doc’s’ Civic Contributions

All of us at Brach Eichler are proud of our longtime association with New Jersey's Top Doctor's event and so many of the state's leading medical practitioners

Brach Eichler L.L.C. has presented the “Burton L. Eichler Award” to Ronald S. Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS, chairman and surgeon- in-chief at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. As a sponsor of “New Jersey’s Top Docs” for 2010, Brach Eichler recognized Chamberlain at New Jersey Monthly’s Top Doctors reception, which was held for all Top Doctors honorees at the Mountain Ridge Country Club on November 17, 2010.

Chamberlain received a plaque and a check in the amount of $1,000 to be donated to a medically related non-for-profit of his choice. Chamberlain designated Beyond the Walls, a not-for-profit dedicated to addressing the education, food, housing, medical care, job training, mentoring and micro-enterprise needs of the poor and disadvantaged, as the prize recipient.

“Burton Eichler was not only one of the most respected members of the New Jersey Bar and widely regarded as a pioneer in the area of healthcare law, he was also a man of enormous integrity, and he gave tirelessly to his community. For example, for more than three decades, Eichler was deeply committed to Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey and, in November 2009, just before his death, he was honored for his extraordinary service at its Steps to Independence Celebration,” explained John D. Fanburg, health care law chair and managing member of Brach Eichler. ‘We wanted to commemorate his legacy of leadership in health care and giving to the community by instituting the Burton L. Eichler Award in his honor.”

Chamberlain, a resident of Mendham, was honored for his active involvement in the following medically-related non-for-profit organizations: *Beyond the Walls, Potter’s House, MILPHAP 19, and the NJ Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. For example, for Beyond the Walls, he is actively involved in the organization’s food and coat drives and other fundraising initiatives. For Potter’s House, Chamberlain provides substantial financial support for a comprehensive health care program which serves the needs of the 10,000 people that live in the garbage dump of Guatemala City, including a health care clinic. In addition, he leads a medical team to Guatemala each summer. Chamberlain recently returned from his annual trip to Vietnam through MILPHAP 19, a charitable organization that leads multidisciplinary health and educational teams to underserved areas of Vietnam, where he volunteers his surgical expertise at regional and local health care centers.

Chamberlain said, “It is difficult for me to say why I enjoy community service. I believe you get one life and that what is important. It is not what you get out of it but rather what you put into it. I have been amazingly blessed with a wonderful family, good health and tremendous opportunities, all of which are gifts and not my doing. Whenever one gets the chance to help another reap similar blessings that is what true living is all about.”

“All of us at Brach Eichler are proud of our longtime association with New Jersey’s Top Doctor’s event and so many of the state’s leading medical practitioners,” noted Fanburg. “New Jersey Monthly was very supportive of our Burton L. Eichler Award Program.”

About Top Docs
New Jersey Monthly’s much anticipated and definitive list of Top Doctors serves as a valuable reference tool for consumers seeking reliable and authoritative information about their physicians and specialists. This annual list is compiled by physicians about the state’s top physicians. The 2010 list of Top Doctors features 647 physicians in 57 specialties from throughout the state and is based on a survey of every doctor licensed in New Jersey for at least five years. In all, 21,532 ballots were mailed. For the first time this year, New Jersey Monthly assembled a panel of 24 previous Top Doctors to review the survey results to further assure that the physicians on its list were truly the best of the best.

About Brach Eichler L.L.C.
Brach Eichler L.L.C. is a full-service law firm based in Roseland, N.J. With nearly 60 attorneys, the firm is focused in the following practice areas: health care, real estate (including environmental, land use and tax appeals), litigation, trusts and estates, corporate, and employment. Brach Eichler attorneys, many of whom have practiced law together for four decades, have been recognized by clients and peers alike in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and New Jersey Super Lawyers. Visit http://www.bracheichler.com.

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