Annual Meeting

NJHA 98th Annual Meeting, Awards & Luncheon
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

NJHA held its 98th Annual Meeting Jan. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. More than 460 executives, trustees and physicians from across the state were in attendance to welcome new Board Chairman Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, president of the hospital services division and chief operating officer of Hackensack Meridian Health.

Steve Littleson

Jane Pauley, host of CBS Sunday Morning, delivered the keynote address and shared her views on mental health issues. 

Betsy Steve Pauley

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

The 2017 Healthcare Leader awards recognized NJHA's president and chief executive; a hospital system chief executive, an association president and chief executive; two volunteer trustees and a physician.

Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq.

President and CEO

New Jersey Hospital Association

Richard P. Miller

President and CEO


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

Honarary Trustee

St. Joseph's Healthcare System & Children's Specialized Hospital, RWJBarnabas Health

Joseph Simunovich

Co-Chairman, Board of Trustees

Hackensack Meridian Health

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

Kennedy Sepsis QI Award (3)

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 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)

Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors



  • Archer and Greiner
  • Jackson Lewis LLP
  • Aurora Diagnostics
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
  • Seabrook House, Inc.
  • Sill Cummis & Gross P.C.
  • Tyler & Company 
  • Xenex Disinfection Services LLC


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 Debbie Furchak at 609-275-4072 or for more information and to secure a spot.

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