Hackensack Meridian Health to Participate in Prestigious World Economic Forum in Davos

January 18, 2017

Dr. Andre Goy will lead a discussion on value-based health care and publish a white paper outlining solutions to the underperformance of health systems at 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Robert C. Garrett
Robert C. Garrett, FACHE

Hackensack Meridian Health, today announced that Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett and Andre Goy, M.D., chairman and director, chief of Lymphoma at the John Theurer Cancer Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, will participate at the prestigious World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

On January 19, Dr. Goy will be leading a discussion on value-based care particularly leveraging digital technology to promote behavioral changes towards patients’ engagement in health, wellness and shared decision making. He also contributed to a white paper that is being published by the previous Industry Agenda Council on the Future of the Health Care Sector summarizing the causes and origins of the underperformance of health systems particularly a clear misalignment across stakeholders.

“Our world class physicians at Hackensack Meridian Health and the John Theurer Cancer Center are at the forefront of health care, driving research and innovation to create a new standard of care,” said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “As the head of one of the largest cancer centers in the nation, Dr. Goy will provide valuable insight at the World Economic Forum about the future of cancer care and the impact value-based care will have on the health industry. The collaboration of health leaders in Davos will help set an aggressive agenda for impacting global health, and I am honored to be able to participate in this important work.”

Andre Goy, M.D.

“The World Economic Forum is a unique platform that brings together some of the most forward-thinking leaders in health care, technology, business, education as well as policy makers offering an incredible opportunity to develop together creative and better solutions for the future,” said Andre Goy, M.D., chairman and director of John Theurer Cancer Center. “It is an honor to participate in the World Economic Forum and lead a thoughtful discussion with world-renowned leaders about the impact technology is having on the future of health, healthcare care and value-based care.”

Dr. Goy will participate in a discussion at Davos with prominent members of the health industry and other fields on leveraging digital technology to promote behavioral changes and patient engagement in health, wellness and shared decision making. Dr. Goy’s presentation will stress the importance technology will play in the future of health care shifting toward value-based care. Value-based care is dependent upon promoting behavioral changes, healthy habits, patient monitoring, patient accountability, preventive care and improved care delivery.


Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – HackensackUMC in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, HackensackUMC Mountainside in Montclair, HackensackUMC Palisades in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in Westwood.

For additional information, please visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org.