Dr. Mary Ann Schran Of The Park Medical Group Awarded The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award For Humanism In Medicine

Foundation Recognizes Physicians Who Practice Humanistic, Patient-Centered Medicine

September 6, 2012; Harrington Park, NJ — Dr. Mary Ann Schran of The Park Medical Group in Harrington Park, NJ has been recognized as a Gold DOC for her patient-centered and humanistic approach to medicine.

Established by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a Gold DOC is a recognition program that gives patients and their families an opportunity to pay tribute and thank physicians who demonstrate exemplary sensitivity and compassion, as well as clinical excellence, in the care of patients and their families. A Gold DOC embodies the attributes of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service.

Dr. Schran has been a member of The Park Medical Group’s team of physicians for over 13 years. She has a strong interest in geriatrics. She follows residents at two assisted living facilities, helping them maintain a quality of life as they age.

“As a physician I strive always to take the time to listen to the needs of our patients and provide compassionate care. I live and work in our community, so I am mindful that I’m not just treating people, but often friends and family,” said Dr. Schran. “To be recognized by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation is extremely gratifying.”

Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, founding physician of The Park Medical Group over 20 years ago, commented on Dr. Schran’s honor, “Dr. Schran is very deserving of her recognition by the Gold Foundation. She is an outstanding physician and we are proud and thankful to have her part of our team at The Park Medical Group.”

Dr. Schran is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Harvard Medical School. She trained at Boston City Hospital, working in an urban health center doing primary urgent care. While attending Harvard, she spent a year travelling and studying in New Zealand and spent a summer focusing on cultural anthropology. She is an elder at Community Church in Harrington Park, head of the Harrington Park Green Team and a member of the Environmental Commission. Dr. Schran is also a former service unit manager for the Girl Scouts in Harrington Park.

For more information about Dr. Schran and The Park Medical Group, visit www.park-med.com, or call 201-784-0123.