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Hackensack Meridian Health RWJ Barnabas Health

Congratulations to our honorees and thank you to our sponsors and guests for making NJHA's Best at the Beach July 7 in Long Branch the must-attend event of the summer! Please enjoy our photo gallery. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Award Winners

John Gribbin, recently retired CEO at CentraState Healthcare System
Lifetime Achievement Award

John Gribbin, recently retired CEO at CentraState Healthcare System

Barry Ostrowsky, CEO of RWJBarnabas Health
Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry Ostrowsky, CEO of RWJBarnabas Health

Les Hirsch, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Distinguished Service Award

Les Hirsch, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

Don Parker, longtime executive at Hackensack Meridian Health, Carrier Clinic
Distinguished Service Award

Don Parker, Hackensack Meridian Health, Carrier Clinic

Tim Lise, executive director of pharmacy services at Atlantic Health System
Clinical Excellence Award

Tim Lise, executive director of pharmacy services at Atlantic Health System

Saint Peter’s HealthCare System
Connect Award for Outstanding Communications

Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

to Peter Diestel, recently retired as president of operations from Valley Health System
Distinguished Service in Operational Excellence Award

to Peter Diestel, recently retired as president of operations from Valley Health System

Avonia Richarson-Miller, SVP and chief diversity officer at Hackensack Meridian Health
Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award

Avonia Richarson-Miller, SVP and chief diversity officer at Hackensack Meridian Health

Heleema Jackson, nurse manager at Jefferson Health NJ’s patient flow management center
Emerging Leader Award

Heleema Jackson, nurse manager at Jefferson Health NJ’s patient flow management center

St. Joseph’s Health
Excellence in Patient Experience Award

St. Joseph’s Health

Virtua Health
Healthy New Jersey Award

Virtua Health

Al’Asia Powell of Inspira LIFE
Innovation in Elder Services Award

Al’Asia Powell of Inspira LIFE

Joseph Miller, VP of behavioral health transformation services at Hackensack Meridian Health
Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph Miller, VP of behavioral health transformation services at Hackensack Meridian Health (presented posthumously)

Margaret Belfield, RN, retired COO and executive vice president at AtlantiCare
Lifetime Achievement, Consider Kindness Award

Margaret Belfield, RN, retired COO and executive vice president at AtlantiCare

Combined Medical Group at RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health
Operational Transformation Award

Combined Medical Group at RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health

Michael Pietrowicz, chief strategy officer at Englewood Health
Strategy Action Award

Michael Pietrowicz, chief strategy officer at Englewood Health

David Kindlick, longtime chairman of the board at Virtua Health
Trustee Lifetime Achievement Award

David Kindlick, longtime chairman of the board at Virtua Health

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