Hackensack Meridian Health’s Robert C. Garrett Named in 100 Great Leaders in Healthcare

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that Co-CEO Robert C. Garrett was again included in Becker’s prestigious list of the 100 top leaders in health care.

“Bob Garrett’s extraordinary leadership has positioned Hackensack Meridian Health as a growing, innovative and dynamic organization that is transforming care in New Jersey and beyond,’’ said Joseph Simunovich, co-chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees.

Many individuals on the list serve at the helm of large health systems and nationwide organizations, taking the lead in transforming health care in the U.S., according to Becker’s. The list includes Bill and Melinda Gates, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Atul Gawande, M.D. a Harvard Professor and award-winning writer for The New Yorker, and many other industry titans.

“Hackensack Meridian Health has grown into New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive network and is a leader in improving care through evidence-based practices and focusing on the full-continuum of care,’’ said Gordon N. Litwin, Esq., co-chair of Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees.

Those included in the list were honored for working to improve the quality of care and to solve the toughest problems in health care today, Becker’s noted.

An innovator and visionary, Mr. Garrett was responsible for many ground-breaking initiatives including the network’s historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the creation of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.

Four network hospitals, including the No. 1 ranked Hackensack University Medical Center, are among the top 10 hospitals in New Jersey and Hackensack is ranked fourth among New York’s finest, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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