Steven G. Littleson Installed as Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association

January 20, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, president of the Hospital Services Division and chief operating officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, has been installed as chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA).

“I want congratulate Steve on this significant achievement,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “He will bring great depth of experience and insight to this key leadership role.”

“I am pleased that Steve’s considerable skills and talents will be shared as he leads the Board of the NJHA,” said John K. Lloyd, FACHE, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “His exceptional vision and stewardship will be valued by the NJHA just as they are by his Hackensack Meridian Health family.”

Mr. Littleson was officially installed at the NJHA’s 98th annual meeting in Princeton, NJ, assuming the NJHA leadership position previously held by other Hackensack Meridian Health team members. They are: Joseph Coyle, senior vice president of Realty, Hackensack Meridian Health, and Michael D’Agnes, FACHE, president of Raritan Bay Medical Center.

Mr. Littleson is responsible for leading all Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals. Prior to this appointment, he served as executive vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health, responsible for all acute care operations as well as several corporate functions for the company.

About New Jersey Hospital Association

NJHA, based in Princeton, NJ, is a not-for-profit trade association that helps hospitals and other healthcare providers deliver quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. Its affiliates the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey and the NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, also nonprofit, engage in programming and partnerships to improve healthcare quality and access.

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

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