John K. Lloyd received the Maurice Pollak Award for Distinguished Community Service for enriching the quality and scope of health care throughout the region
Oct. 13, 2017 ― Edison, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive health care network, is proud to announce that Monmouth University honored Co-CEO John K. Lloyd for expanding and improving health care in the region at the university’s Founder’s Day celebration.
The campus-wide event celebrated the university’s launch in 1933 and honored alumni and leaders throughout the region who have made significant contributions in education, health care, public safety and other fields.
As co-CEO, John oversees all non-hospital businesses, including health ventures, population health and foundations. John had the foresight to see decades ago that more care would be delivered outside of hospitals and in different settings – a national trend that’s under way to improve care and lower costs.
“I am so honored to be recognized by Monmouth University and I remain committed to making sure our region has the best health care in the most convenient and affordable locations,’’ John said.
Alfred J. Schiavetti Jr., who serves as a trustee emeritus for the university and is a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, presented the Maurice Pollak Award for Distinguished Community Service to John.
Prior to his current position as Co-CEO, John served as president and CEO of Meridian Health, a $1.8 billion, New Jersey-based, not-for-profit integrated health system. The network included Jersey Shore University Medical Center, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy. Three of the hospitals are among the top 10 in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News & World Report this year. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is ranked 4th; Ocean Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center are ranked 8th.
An industry leader and expert, John was instrumental in Hackensack Meridian Health’s recent expansion of urgent care centers to ensure residents have access to high quality care that is close to home and doesn’t require an emergency visit.
John received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps before attaining an MBA in Health Administration at Temple University.
His strategic leadership and vision have garnered much professional praise. John was chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association and has held local, state and national board positions at organizations such as the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals and the American Hospital Association. Earlier this year, he was awarded the inaugural Icon Award from NJBIZ for outstanding leadership.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
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 for a total of four hospitals ranked among the top 10 – more than any other network in New Jersey. The network consistently achieves Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is the 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.
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