Annual Meeting


NJHA 99th Annual Meeting, Awards & Luncheon
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

NJHA will host its 99th Annual Meeting, Awards & Luncheon on Friday Jan. 19 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center Drive.

One of NJHA’s premier membership events, the Annual Meeting brings together more than 400 executives, trustees and physicians from across the state to welcome a new board chairman and pay tribute to the best-of-the-best in New Jersey’s healthcare industry with the annual awards presentation.

Day at a Glance

8 a.m.                 American College of Healthcare Executives - Coffee & Networking

8:30 a.m.            ACHE Breakfast & Awards Presentations
                          Witherspoon Ballroom, Lower Level

10 a.m.               NJHA 99th Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation
                          Regency Ballroom

11:30 a.m.          Member Networking Reception

Noon                   Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (to be announced)

NJHA & HRET Awards

NJHA’s Healthcare Leader awards are generally presented in four categories: Distinguished Service, Hospital or Healthcare System Trustee and Healthcare Professional. Each award recipient will be honored with a video tribute and have the opportunity to address the audience. See 2017 award recipient videos below.

Nominees for the Distinguished Service award must:

  • be executive leaders with more than 15 years of combined service to an NJHA member hospital or healthcare system in New Jersey
  • have demonstrated strength, integrity, professionalism and a relentless commitment to the hospital or healthcare system
  • be active in both NJHA and other industry groups.

Hospital or Healthcare System Trustee award nominees must:

  • be trustee volunteers at an NJHA member hospital or healthcare system
  • have demonstrated exceptional leadership, guidance and commitment to the hospital, system and community
  • be strong advocates who participate in active decision-making and strategic thinking to anticipate demands of the healthcare marketplace and demonstrate a commitment to fostering positive relationships among the board, the medical staff, the community and the administration.

Nominations for the Healthcare Professional of the Year award must be supported by the institution’s chief executive officer. Nominees may include physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners or any other allied healthcare professional and must:

  • be a healthcare professional from an NJHA member institution whose performance is considered exemplary by both peers and patients
  • demonstrate leadership, dedication and support to the industry
  • possess qualities of altruism, sincerity, respect and compassion for their patients and their families; they go above and beyond their normal duties.

Each award recipient will be honored with a video tribute and have the opportunity to address the audience.

The NJHA Excellence in Quality Improvement awards recognize healthcare organizations that are working to improve performance and enhance quality, patient safety and satisfaction with care. Nominations must be from NJHA members and only one program per institution or healthcare system may be nominated.

Criteria for the Excellence in Quality Improvement award includes:

  • acute care programs or hospitals must be accredited by The Joint Commission, DNV or HFAP; post-acute care programs can have no deficiencies at Level G or higher within the last 12 months, if a nursing home
  • home health agencies, rehabilitation and long term acute care facilities must be accredited by TJC or other national accrediting organization.

Programs may address the following areas:

  • disparities/inequities in patient care
  • communications and language barriers with diverse populations
  • healthcare-associated harm
  • patient and family engagement.

One award is presented to an acute care facility and one award to a post-acute facility.

HRET’s Community Outreach awards recognize hospitals, health systems and other healthcare institutions for their collaborative efforts that identify, create and support innovative programs to meet specific needs, improve health status and enhance quality of life. Three awards are presented. Entries will be accepted from NJHA member institutions only in the following categories:

  • Preventing Disease and Injury
  • Enhancing Access and Quality of Care to Reduce Disparities
  • Improving Nutrition and Wellbeing

All nominations must be received online on http://www.njha.com/awards by Sept. 6 to be considered.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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 99th Annual Meeting. Call 609-275-4072 for more information and to secure a spot.

The 2017 Healthcare Leader awards were presented to:

Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq.
President and CEO
New Jersey Hospital Association

Richard P. Miller
President and CEO
Virtua

Victor Parsonnet, MD
Chair of the Institutional Review Board
Medical Director of the Pacemaker and Defibrillator Center
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health

John Dalton
Honorary Trustee
St. Joseph's Healthcare System & Children's Specialized Hospital, RWJBarnabas Health

Joseph Simunovich
Co-Chairman, Board of Trustees
Hackensack Meridian Health

NJHA presented its 2017 Excellence in Quality Improvement award to Kennedy Health for its Sepsis Program.

Kennedy Sepsis QI Award (3)

The 2017 Community Outreach awards were presented to:

Saint Peter's University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for its collaborative program, Outside the Box: Partnering with Local Libraries to Increase Community Health Literacy.

St . Peters RWJUH COA (3)


Clara Maas Medical Center
for its two outreach programs to connect senior citizens to necessary care regardless of mobility issues, ability to pay or other barriers of care.

Clara Maass COA (2)

Atlantic Health System for its role in the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, a grant-funding collaborative tht provides financial as well as technical assistance to communities.

Atlantic Health COA (2)