February 19, 2020
Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health care network, is pleased to announce that Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, is ranked as one of the top five in the 2020 NJBIZ Power 100 list. He ranks fifth on the NJBIZ list that places New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in the top spot. This is the fourth consecutive year Garrett has been recognized among the NJBIZ Power 100 list – this year, rising in the ranks to the Top 10.
NJBIZ highlights leaders who directly impact development of the state’s economy, with many of this year’s honorees leading companies with a focus on the future. Under Mr. Garrett’s leadership, Hackensack Meridian Health has forged partnerships to advance cancer and behavioral health treatment, medical education, and innovation.
“I want to congratulate Bob Garrett on this well-deserved recognition,” said Gordon N. Litwin, Esq., chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees. “Consistently leading by example, he fully embodies our mission to transform health care and serves as a leader of positive change.”
Hackensack Meridian Health recently merged with Carrier Clinic, the highly regarded New Jersey-based behavioral health provider, to transform the treatment of addiction and mental illness in New Jersey and beyond. In July 2018, Hackensack Meridian Health partnered with Seton Hall University to open the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, New Jersey’s first private medical school in decades, to reinvent medical education and prepare graduates for a new state of health care.
A thought leader and industry expert, Mr. Garrett has been invited to participate and speak at international and national events, such as the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland; the Fourth International Vatican Conference, Unite to Cure: A Global Health Care Initiative, Becker’s Hospital Review’s Annual CEO & CFO Roundtable; HealthGrades HealthShare Symposium; and Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual meeting.
Mr. Garrett received an honorary doctorate from Felician University in New Jersey in May 2019 and was recently named one of 10 CEOs Transforming Healthcare in America by CEO Forum Magazine. He is the top-ranked health care executive in New Jersey on ROI Influencers Power List 2019.
The 2020 NJBIZ Power 100 list is featured in the current edition of NJBIZ and can also be viewed online.