Fall 2017
ACHENJ September 21, 2017
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New Chapter Members
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National News Q3 2017
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Ray E. Brown Management Resource Center
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Chapter Officers
Officers and Board of Directors - 2017-2018

Jeffrey Egnatovich MBA, RN
Hackensack Meridian Health

Immediate Past-President
Ceu Cirne-Neves, MPA, CPHQ, FACHE
Vice President, Physician & Patient Services
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
RWJBarnabas Health

Alex Puma
Director of Analytics
Monmouth Medical Center


Bruce Keele

Financial & CFS Senior Director

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



Michael Pizzano, MAS
Chief  Executive Officer      
Kindred Hospital of New Jersey


First Member at Large
Paula Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC
Transplant Coordinator
NJ Sharing Network

Second Member at Large
Joe Wilkins, FACHE         
Senior Vice President            
Chief Transformation Officer
Atlantic Health System



Membership Chair
Maria C. Miranda, FACHE  
Director, Emerging Payment Models
BESLER Consulting

Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE
Associate Teaching Professor
Health Services Administration
Rutgers University         


2017-2018 Organizational Chart


President's Message
Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, MBA, RN
Message from the President
Dear Chapter Members,

We were pleased to start the autumn season again this year in Atlantic City with the ACHE education track at the EmCare 15th Annual 2017 Advanced Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference. This educational track offered 6 face-to-face credits for active ACHE members at no cost. EmCare (formerly EMA) has offered this exceptional education event for the past several years and has always had a great turnout.

 In October ACHENJ will hold our annual strategic planning retreat at Caldwell University. This session will include all board members and committee chairs. The focus of this retreat is to give consideration to the organization’s overall strategy, explore how to best address membership requirements, and then to review and update the goals and objectives of the ACHENJ multiyear plan. The strategic planning committee facilitates the discussion and provides input data and information for a successful retreat; the committee then will make recommendations to the Board regarding key actions, key metrics and time horizons.  

I am pleased to announce Robert Garrett, FACHE, Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, has agreed to be the keynote speaker for our annual meeting in June 2018. Prior to the Hackensack-Meridian merger, Mr. Garrett was the president of the Hackensack University Medical Center and is now Co-CEO of the new health network. Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 annual meeting.

Please visit our website http://ahenj.ache.org for upcoming events and educational opportunities. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact me at president@achenj.com or at (855) 922-4365 x700.


Jeffrey P. Egnatovich, MBA, RN

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