Annual Meeting

NJHA held its 96th Annual Meeting Jan. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. More than 450 executives, trustees and physicians from across the state were in attendance to welcome new Board Chairman Leslie D. Hirsch, president and CEO of Saint Clare’s Health System.

New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno joined Department of Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd to address the membership. 


NJHA also presented its annual awards, celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of several member institutions and individuals. NJHA’s Healthcare Leader awards recognized a hospital system chief executive, two volunteer trustees and a physician:

  • 2015 Distinguished Service Award  View Video >>
    Joseph A. Trunfio, PhD
    President and CEO, Atlantic Health System

  • 2015 Healthcare System Trustee of the Year View Video >>
    Anthony Chigounis
  • 2015 Hospital Trustee of the Year View Video >>
    Vincent Forlenza
    The Valley Hospital

  • 2015 Healthcare Professional of the Year View Video >>
    Rameck R. Hunt, MD. FACP
    University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

In partnership with NJHA’s Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, healthcare organizations from across the state have implemented programs to enhance quality, patient safety and satisfaction.

2015 Excellence in Quality Improvement Award Recipients

Woodcrest Health Care Center
World Class Customer Service Program

Inspira Health Network
Multidisciplinary Team Inpatient Diabetes Education Classes

Virtua Home Care
Transitions in Home Care Program

HRET’s Community Outreach awards recognize members’ efforts to identify community needs and implement programs and resources to address those needs. 

2015 HRET Community Outreach Award Recipients

Monmouth Medical Center
Community Specific Medical Program

Meridian Health
Community of Life Savers Program

Inspira Health Network
Coordinating Options Across the Continuum of Health Care (COACH) Program


Looking for an opportunity to place your organization front and center with decision-makers at hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the state? Then consider being a sponsor at NJHA’s Annual Meeting.

Contact Jessica Hritz at 609-275-4224 or for more information and to secure a spot.

Diamond Sponsors

Emerald Sponsors

Sapphire Sponsors

  • Archer & Greiner, P.C.

Ruby Sponsors

  • Westage Companies
  • JLL
  • Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.
  • Emergency Medical Associates

Program Sponsors

  • Tyler & Company
  • Beacon Partners
  • McBee & Associates
  • HBS
  • New Jersey Sharing Network
  • MobileSmith
  • Ricoh USA
  • PerformCare NJ