Edison, N.J. Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Joseph Simunovich, co-chairman of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees, has been honored by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) with a 2017 NJHA Healthcare Leader Award. Mr. Simunovich was recognized by the NJHA as the Hospital and Healthcare System Trustee of the Year.
“I am pleased and proud to congratulate Joe on this well-deserved recognition,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “A highly-valued and deeply respected trustee, Joe’s leadership through many years has helped to facilitate groundbreaking evolution in service of our patients and their families.”
Mr. Simunovich also serves in a new role as chairman of the founding Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Board of Governors. The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University will be transformational for New Jersey. Under his leadership, we are creating a world-class medical school that will advance New Jersey’s medical and health sciences initiatives and help curb the critical physician shortage that the state and the nation currently face.