December 14, 2019

Chester Resident Honored at Hartford Hospital

Chester resident, Dr. Sharon Diamen, was among six exceptional physicians recognized by Hartford Hospital at its annual medical staff award ceremony.  Also receiving accolades were Drs. John F. D’Avella, Jeffrey Kluger, Robert S. Rosson, Steven J. Shichman and Detlef Wencker.

Dr. Diamen, of the department of medicine, received the John K. Springer Humanitarian Award. She was honored for her compassion, civility, vision and integrity. She resides in Chester.

Dr. D’Avella, a nephrologist from Farmington, received the Quality and Safety Award. He was honored for his commitment to quality improvement, safety and learning. Through his efforts, he’s helped to enhance the patient experience, improve clinical outcomes and make Hartford Hospital a safer environment.

Drs. Kluger and Rosson received the Distinguished Service Awards, which recognize physicians for consistent, extraordinary contributions to the health and welfare of our community. Dr. Kluger is a cardiologist, residing in Windsor, and Dr. Rosson is a retired gastroenterologist who lives in West Hartford.

Dr. Shichman, a urologist from Avon, received the Physician in Philanthropy Award, which recognizes exceptional leadership in philanthropy. He was honored for helping the community through work, commitment, personal giving and unending care and concern for mankind on behalf of Hartford Hospital.

Dr. Wencker, a heart failure specialist, received the Young Practitioner Award. He was honored for his leadership, excellence in clinical care and research, innovation, teaching, advocacy and activism. He lives in Hamden.