HCC doctor receives first Petit Award

January 20, 2011 7:48:46 AM PST
An internal medicine physician at the Hospital of Central Connecticut has been named recipient of the first Dr. William A. Petit Jr. Physician Service Award.

Dr. Anthony Ciardella, associate chief of medicine at the hospital's Bradley Memorial campus, was recognized for his extraordinary commitment and service to the hospital, the community, the medical staff and patients. Ciardella helped coordinate a medical mission to Haiti last year to help care for earthquake victims.

The award is named after former HCC doctor Petit, whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion in Cheshire.

It goes to a doctor who embodies Petit's spirit of altruism, commitment and excellence.

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