Hackensack Meridian Health’s President of Population Health Named to Prestigious List

April 22, 2019

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Hackensack Meridian Health’s President of Population Health Patrick R. Young to its list of Chief Population Health Officers to Know for 2019. The list recognizes 32 population health executives from across the country who are effectively working with at-risk populations to reduce preventable disease, manage chronic illness and overcome negative social determinants of health care. Patrick Young is the only executive from New Jersey named to the list, illustrating Hackensack Meridian Health’s leadership in population health in the state.

As president of Population Health, Young oversees a variety of initiatives including accelerating the development of strategic priorities related to health care reform, Managed Care contracting, Care Coordination as well as health insurance partnerships, and data analytics and data management. Under Young’s leadership, the network’s clinically integrated network, Hackensack Meridian Health Partners, has grown exponentially from just under 800 providers in 2015 to more than 4,100 today.

“Patrick has done an exceptional job of helping Hackensack Meridian Health shift to a more value-based approach to care, providing great patient benefit,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “His expertise and leadership has put Hackensack Meridian Health at the forefront of this emerging and crucial field.”

Additionally, Hackensack Meridian Health has experienced great success in Medicare’s value-based programs under Young’s direction. Hackensack Meridian Health’s hospitals have ranked nationally for their savings, more than $10 million to date, in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program which aims to foster better and efficient care among Medicare patients receiving a hip or knee replacement.

Young also oversees Hackensack Meridian Health’s three Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), which includes the HackensackAlliance ACO, a national ACO leader that regularly ranks among the top in the nation for total savings.

“It’s an exciting time to be in population health,” said Young “It’s an honor to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review – an honor that wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our population health team.”

Over the past three years, Young led the effort to standardize care coordination across Hackensack Meridian Health which includes 17 hospitals and more than 500 patient care locations. This streamlined, integrated approach is unique in care management and is designed to help improve clinical quality and outcomes, lower total cost of care, and increase patient satisfaction.

To view the Becker’s Hospital Review list of Chief Population Health Officers, please click here.