Hackensack Meridian Health Appoints Michael McCauley to Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Governance, Strategic Communications & Chief of Staff to the CEO

February 03, 2023

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McCauley moves from successful role as vice president of Marketing and Communications

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, today announced the appointment of Michael A. McCauley to senior vice president, Corporate Services & Governance, Strategic Communications & Chief of Staff. McCauley is currently the vice president of Marketing and Communications for the network. He will assume the new role on March 6, 2023.

“During his many years at Hackensack Meridian Health, Mike’s leadership has made a remarkable difference in our marketing and communications efforts. Our successful messaging and brand awareness is a direct result of his thoughtful strategy to reach more patients,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “I look forward to working with Mike in his new role as we continue to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to the communities we serve.”

In his new role, McCauley will coordinate all activities of the Office of the CEO. He will work closely with the executive team to lead and implement network-wide initiatives, internal and external projects and partnerships and will act as a liaison to Hackensack Meridian Health’s Board of Trustees. In addition to these responsibilities, McCauley will continue to oversee and guide internal, strategic and executive communications and network events.

McCauley joined Meridian Health in 2010, becoming vice president of Communications in 2016 when Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network merged to become Hackensack Meridian Health. His leadership has guided the network's brand awareness, effectively positioning Hackensack Meridian Health as New Jersey’s preferred health network.

McCauley and his team have been pivotal in harmonizing Hackensack Meridian Health’s internal communications; developed and introduced HealthU, the network’s content marketing platform; scaled the network’s media coverage by 600% since 2019; planned and executed high-profile events, such as the Hackensack Meridian Health annual meeting; and positioned network executives as health care thought leaders in distinguished industry publications, such as Modern Healthcare.

Before joining Hackensack Meridian Health, McCauley served as vice president of internal communications at Christie’s and held various leadership roles at Siemens, where he started his career.

McCauley holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University and a Master of Business Administration from Monmouth University. He has also been recognized as a Hall of Fame leader at Hackensack Meridian Health.

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