Annual Meeting


NJHA kicked off its centennial celebration Jan. 19 at the Association’s 99th Annual Meeting. Amy Mansue, president of the Southern Region of RWJBarnabas Health, took the helm as Chair of the NJHA Board of Trustees. New NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett introduced herself to the membership, and the annual Community Outreach, Quality Improvement and Healthcare Leader Awards were handed out.

New Board Chair Amy B. Mansue speaking at NJHA's 99th Annual Meeting.
New NJHA President and CEO Cathy Bennett introduced herself to the membership at NJHA's 99th Annual Meeting.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in his fourth day in office, addressed the membership and announced his commitment to working with the healthcare community to make a stronger and fairer New Jersey.

Governor Phil Murphy speaking at NJHA's 99th Annual Meeting.

NJHA also presented its annual awards, celebrating outstanding accomplishments of several member institutions and individuals.

The 2018 Healthcare Leader awards recognized a hospital chief executive, a physician and two volunteer trustees.

2018 Distinguished Service Award from New Jersey Hospital Association on Vimeo.

Michael R. D'Agnes, FACHE
President
Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center

2018 Healthcare Professional of the Year from New Jersey Hospital Association on Vimeo.

Rodolfo A. Munera, MD
Medical Director
Broadway House for Continuing Care

2018 Hospital Trustee of the Year from New Jersey Hospital Association on Vimeo.

Victor M. Richel
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

2018 Healthcare System Trustee of the Year from New Jersey Hospital Association on Vimeo.

John F. Vigorita, MD, MHA
Board Member
Atlantic Health System

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. New Jersey has seen incredible results in improving outcomes, reducing adverse events and making healthcare more cost- effective.

NJHA presented its 2018 Excellence in Quality Improvement award to Virtua for its Three Low Technology Programs Markedly Influence & Reduce Clostridium Difficile Infections at Three Acute Care Hospitals and Virtua Home Care for its Interventions to Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Home Care program.

Virtua receiving the 2018 Excellence in Quality Improvement award.

HRET’s Community Outreach awards recognize members’ efforts to identify community needs and implement programs and resources to address those needs. New Jersey hospitals, healthcare systems and post acute care providers have contributed $2.4 billion in community benefits to keep New Jersey healthy.

The 2018 Community Outreach awards were presented to:

Saint Peter’s University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for its collaborative program, Healthy Kids Camp: Partnering for Children’s Wellness program.

Saint Peter’s University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital receiving the 2018 Community Outreach award.

Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Cooper University Hospital’s partnership program, HeroCare Connect.

Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Cooper University Hospital receiving the 2018 Community Outreach award.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for its No Mas Violencia: Addressing Domestic & Sexual Violence in the Latino Community program.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital receiving the 2018 Community Outreach award.

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