PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Maritza Groth, MD, medical director of Critical Care and Respiratory Care at Mather Hospital and associate professor of medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, was named a 2021 Distinguished CHEST Educator for the fifth year in a row. Presented by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), the designation provides national-level recognition of excellence in continuing medical education.


The CHEST designation has recognized Dr. Groth’s educator activities for 2018, 2019 and 2020. Dr. Groth is a clinical faculty member in Mather’s Department of Medicine and serves as a core faculty member of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is board certified internal medicine, critical care medicine, neuro-critical care, pulmonary medicine and sleep medicine. Dr. Groth has been involved in teaching critical care ultrasound for CHEST as well as for the Society of Critical Care Medicine for more than 10 years.


“It is indeed an honor to be recognized with such a prestigious award,” Dr. Groth said. “As a clinician educator I thank the American College of Chest Physicians for allowing me the privilege of contributing to furthering the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.”


Citing Dr. Groth’s “commitment, involvement, and leadership in CHEST education programs and activities”, CHEST officials said the designation placed Dr. Groth within the top 4% of CHEST faculty worldwide and recognized her ”significant and long-term contributions to the leadership, development, and delivery of CHEST education…We extend our gratitude for all you have done during a global pandemic to make CHEST your home while supporting cutting-edge clinical education that advances the profession and ensures the highest quality patient care.”


Designees will be honored during the opening session of the 2021 Virtual CHEST Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL October 17 and throughout the virtual annual meeting.


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About Mather Hospital

Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has twice earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather has received 15 “A” ratings for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.


About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.