Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, President of Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Completes New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy

August 8, 2017

Neptune, NJ – Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP, president of Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, recently completed a five-month course offered by the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy (NJHELA).

Dr. Sable was awarded a certificate of completion in Advanced Health Care Leadership from the program’s academic partner Seton Hall University by Aline Holmes, RN, MSN, DNP, sr. vice president of Clinical Affairs on behalf of Betsy Ryan, Esq., president and CEO of New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), Larry Downs, Esq., CEO of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and Ward Sanders, Esq., president of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans (NJAHP).

NJHELA seeks to build collaborative leadership skills among physicians and executives from both hospitals and health insurance companies. The program is a cooperative undertaking between MSNJ, NJAHP and NJHA, with initial funding provided by The Physicians Foundation, the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation and the Institute of Medicine & Public Health of NJ. Additional consulting support was provided by The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.

“I was honored to represent Hackensack Meridian Health in such a forward-thinking initiative that demonstrates how cross disciplinary, cooperative leadership within various sectors can address pressing health care issues in our state,” says Dr. Sable.

Dr. Sable was one of 26 participants selected to take part in the inaugural class of NJHELA. This year’s course focused on improving care at the end-of-life, with members developing and formally presenting projects that highlighted different aspects of this important issue. Final presentations showcased how the three industries – physicians, hospitals and health insurance – could work cooperatively together to both address and improve this statewide health care issue.

Recruitment for NJHELA’s next cohort has begun, and sessions are expected to begin in January 2018. For more information, visit


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 – Hackensack University Medical Center 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, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.

Contact : Donna Sellmann, Hackensack Meridian Health
Call 732-776-4166 

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