Dr. Alexander G Salerno of Salerno Medical Associates was named a finalist in the Physician of the Year category in the 2011 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program. The award program, produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey Hospital Association, NJTopDocs.com, and WithumSmith+Brown, PC.

The Healthcare Heroes awards program recognizes excellence and innovation, honoring individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of healthcare in New Jersey. Finalists were selected in eleven categories: Corporate Achievement, Education Hero–Individual, Education Hero–Organization, Hospital of the Year, Innovation Hero–Individual, Innovation Hero–Organization, Nurse of the Year, Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility of the Year, Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center of the Year, Physician of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

HealthcareHeroes-SalernoFinalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges including: Donald J. Cinotti, MD, Medical Society of NJ; David Knowlton, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute and D.N. Lombardi, Ph.D., USMC.

The Healthcare Heroes awards finalists were recognized and the winners in each category were announced during a breakfast awards ceremony on June 21, 2011 at the Palace in Somerset Park in Somerset, New Jersey.

For more information about the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes awards program or to register for a future event, please visit www.njbiz.com/events.