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Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes to be Honored with ACEP Lifetime Achievement Award

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) will honor a select group of emergency physicians at this year’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 21, for their outstanding efforts in communicating and educating the public about emergency medicine issues and promoting the organization’s key messages.

Among the recipients of the Communications Lifetime Achievement Award is Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP, chief of emergency services and co-chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. Dr. Sacchetti has been a valued member of the medical staff at Lourdes for 27 years.

Recognized as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by the ACEP, Dr. Sacchetti leads one of the most recognized teams of doctors, physician assistants, nurses and technicians in the country.

As an ACEP spokesperson, he is fearless in the face of conflict, and for many years, has been the organization’s “go-to” person for his crisis communications skills.

“Dr. Sacchetti is an exceptional emergency physician who has set high standards of dedication to the specialty of emergency medicine,” said Dr. David Seaberg, president of ACEP. “He is not only passionate about caring for patients, but makes it a priority to educate the public about medical emergencies and the critical policies issues affecting patients. He is well-respected by the news media and has demonstrated unwavering determination to make sure emergency medicine issues are accurately portrayed in the news.”

Dr. Sacchetti has been featured in a variety of regional and national publications and news outlets addressing emergency medicine issues, including ABC News, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer to name a few.

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For media inquiries, please contact Lauren Markin at Markinl@lourdesnet.org or (856) 705-1375.

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