Kevin J. Slavin


Kevin J. SlavinKevin J. Slavin serves as president and CEO at St. Joseph’s Health, an integrated multi-hospital major academic healthcare system based in Paterson. He is responsible for the overall strategic, clinical, academic and operational functions of St. Joseph’s Health, which encompasses St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Visiting Health Services of NJ and numerous ambulatory and physician sites throughout northern North Jersey.

A results-oriented executive with three decades of healthcare industry leadership experience and expertise, Slavin has demonstrated abilities to deliver high quality services, exceptional financial performance and lead organization-wide transformations in highly diverse organizations and communities.

Under his guidance, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center was the first in the United States to launch an Alternatives to Opioids Program (ALTO), a highly successful and unique approach to acute pain management without the use of opioids. The Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in Emergency Departments Act (based on the St. Joseph’s program) was signed into legislation in October 2018, expanding its use to hospitals across the nation.

Slavin’s career encompasses senior management roles, predominantly in New Jersey. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s in December 2014, he served as president and CEO at East Orange General Hospital; executive vice president and COO at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System; executive vice president and COO at St. Clare’s Health System, as well as president and CEO and vice president for Ambulatory Care at St. Clare’s Hospital. He also served as vice president for Planning and Marketing at Dover General Hospital and Medical Center. Slaving began his career in healthcare as an orderly at the prestigious Craig Rehabilitation Institute in Englewood, Colorado.

Slavin received his Masters degree in Health Administration (MHA) at the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Business with an emphasis in Financial Management. He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a trustee and past chairman of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey (2005-present), inaugural chair of the Healthcare Coalition of Passaic County and has held a variety of legislative appointments to healthcare boards, commissions and task forces.

A native of Trenton, he and his wife, Wendy, live in Hackettstown, NJ. They have five children and six grandchildren.