Board of Chairs

Following our merger, we are proud to be the state’s largest and most comprehensive and integrated health network in New Jersey, one that is well positioned to navigate dynamic changes that are redefining health care.

We are proud of our leadership team and support the extraordinary vision that has produced remarkable achievements for our network: the scheduled opening of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in July and the deepening or our historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that will result in the opening of a joint venture later this year, the first of its kind in the nation.

Our merger has fortified the future of both systems in light of many challenges we are facing in healthcare today. Together, we have new capabilities to improve quality, expand services, and to benefit from economies of scale. A healthier financial outlook benefits all of us and we laud the upgraded ratings Hackensack Meridian Health has received since this merger took hold.

Health care is changing dramatically, shifting to maintaining health rather than just treating illness. This requires us to invest heavily in technology and team members to ensure we remain on the cutting edge, launching bold pathways to ensure we provide the most optimal care and the best patient experience for the communities we are privileged to serve.

We are happy to note that Hackensack Meridian Health’s signature commitment to the full continuum of care is growing and covering even more people to ensure we don’t just connect in illness, but work to help people obtain their best health.

Maintaining the highest standards to ensure a company’s continued growth requires strategic vision and a commitment to excellence. We are thrilled to be part of a network that’s not only focused on optimal health care – but one that has its gaze on the future, too, where genetics, precision medicine and innovation will launch a new constellation of miracles.

Joseph Simunovich,

Co-Chair, Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees

Gordon N. Litwin, Esq.,

Co-Chair, Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees