|Kennedy ER Pediatric Physician Adam Richards, M.D., Receives March of Dimes "Born to Shine" Award|
|Monday, October 22, 2012|
Kennedy physician Adam Richards, MD, was recently honored by the March of Dimes for his commitment to pediatric healthcare at the 2012 “Born to Shine” Gala, held at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City on October 20th.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a degree in Environmental Sciences, Dr. Richards graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1999. He completed both his Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and decided soon after that working in an Emergency Room setting would be a good fit for his skills and personality.
Kennedy’s Washington Township hospital Emergency Department cares for patients of all ages, and in 2011 alone, there were more than 14,470 pediatric ER visits. Pediatric patients come through the ED with a wide spectrum of medical concerns, ranging from allergic reactions to sports injuries. Dr. Richards and the other Kennedy ED-based Pediatricians work closely with Kennedy’s board certified Emergency Medicine physicians to provide treatment.
This team of Pediatricians is also on-call to consult with Emergency Medicine physicians at Kennedy’s other ERs, located at its Cherry Hill and Stratford, NJ, hospitals. This 24-hour Emergency Department Pediatric coverage ensures that younger patients receive specialized care geared toward their unique medical needs.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Richards resides in West Chester, Pa., with his wife, Susanne, and their three children, Natalie, 8; Owen, 5, and Henry, 3.