Becker’s Hospital Review Names Hackensack Meridian Health Co-CEOs to list of 188 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEO’s to Know

John K. Lloyd and Robert C. Garrett included among the leaders of the nation’s largest and most successful health care organizations.

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive health care network, is pleased to announce that Co-CEOs John K. Lloyd and Robert C. Garrett were named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 188 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know 2017 list.

“We are so proud to have Bob and John’s insightful, innovative leadership guiding Hackensack Meridian Health which continues to expand and to deliver the most advanced, patient-based care in New Jersey and beyond,” said Joseph Simunovich, co-chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees.

The CEOs featured on this list head some of the largest and most successful nonprofit health care organizations in the country. Many have led their hospitals and health systems through expansions and strategic growth over the past several years, while others are new to their CEO roles, Becker’s noted.

“We are honored to have John and Bob named to such a distinguished list of CEOs who lead our nation’s best health care networks and are fortunate to have them at the helm of a such a vital organization,” said Gordon N. Litwin, co-chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees.

Becker’s has published a version of this list since 2012. The full list features individual profiles of all CEO’s featured.

The full list can be read here.

Additionally, Becker’s Hospital Review also included Hackensack Meridian Health in its list “54 Health Systems with the Most Hospitals.” Hackensack Meridian Health has 13 hospitals including two children’s hospitals and two academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center, which is ranked No. 1 in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report and Jersey Shore University Medical Center, which is ranked No. 4 by the magazine.

The full list can be read here.


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 140 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, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey, including the No. 1 ranked Hackensack University Medical Center, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include 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.

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