Hackensack Meridian Health Regional President Dean Q. Lin Elected to Monmouth University

August 18, 2017

Board of Trustees

Regional President of Hackensack Meridian Health Dean Q. Lin, FACHE, was recently elected to the Monmouth University Board of Trustees.

Lin’s extensive experience speaks to his visionary leadership, guidance and commitment to the community. In 2016, he assumed the role of regional president of Hackensack Meridian Health. He continues to serve as the president of Ocean Medical Center – a position he’s held since 2011. Under Lin’s leadership, Ocean Medical Center was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals for 2017-2018, ranking #8 in New Jersey and #17 in the New York Metro area for two consecutive years.

Prior to Hackensack Meridian Health, Lin served as system vice president of business development at Geisinger Health System and was part of a ventures team that formed corporate partnerships and grew entrepreneurial businesses. He is elected to the fellowship of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the oldest private medical society in the United States, and is a trustee with Fulfill (formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean counties).

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Monmouth University Board of Trustees and work with an outstanding leadership team,” said Dean Lin. “Each member shares a deep commitment to innovative academic programs that will strengthen the rich history, the arts, technology and entrepreneurship already in place at the University.”

The nine newly elected members of the Monmouth University Board of Trustees include three who are new to the Board and six members who are serving new terms and/or returning in a different capacity.  The slate includes:  Board Chair Michael Plodwick; Secretary Michelle Spicer Toto; Karyn F. Cusanelli; Maiya K. Furgason; Leslie Hitchner; Dean Q. Lin; Thomas J. Michelli; Tavit O. Najarian; Christie Pearce; Trustee Emeritus Thomas A. Porskievies and Trustee Emeritus Steven J. Pozycki.

The new trustees began their service on July 1, 2017.

Ocean Medical Center, serving southern Monmouth and Ocean counties, is ranked #8 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report for two consecutive years. The medical center also features a satellite Emergency Care Center in Point Pleasant, the Ocean Care Center, and hospital-based programs at Jackson Health Village.

In addition to its high ranking in U.S News and World Report, Ocean Medical Center has achieved a host of certifications and awards: advanced levels of certification with The Joint Commission for joint replacement, palliative care and stroke (Primary Stroke Center that offers a state-of-the art brain lab and neurological surgery); a designated center of excellence by the American College of Radiology; Magnet award winning nurses;  2017 Get with the Guidelines continuous quality improvement awards including:  Heart Failure Gold Plus Award, Stroke Gold Plus and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Awards and Action Registry Platinum Award; Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for the one of the highest levels of team member engagement in the nation; and an “A” grade from the LeapFrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score initiative.

Ocean Medical Center is a designation for orthopedic joint replacements where more than 1,000 joint replacements are done annually. The medical center made significant investments in programs and services. In 2014, Ocean Medical Center opened a new 44,300 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Emergency Department that provides the highest level of care and comfort in a tranquil setting. In 2016, a new comprehensive Cancer Center that provides the latest radiation therapy technologies was revealed. Future developments include a one of the most innovative medical surgical floors of its kind nationally that is uniquely designed to bring humanity back to healthcare. Other key services include: DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; one of the region’s most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, acute care of the elderly and critical care services.

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.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.