VOORHEES, NJ (October 27, 2017) – Jefferson Health New Jersey (formerly Kennedy Health) was honored with the Innovation in Healthcare Award by the Southern New Jersey Development Council (SNJDC) at its recent Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ. The awards, presented annually by the SNJDC, honor outstanding individuals, organizations and companies in the public and private sectors for their leadership in economic development in the southern eight counties of New Jersey. Kennedy Health’s recent merger with Jefferson Health was recognized because it will “enhance strategic investment for information technology, patient access and engagement, as well as provide extraordinary health services to shape the future of healthcare” in the region.
Joseph W. Devine (center), President, New Jersey Division, Jefferson Health and Executive Vice President of Hospital & Health Services at Jefferson Health, accepted the award at the event. Shown with Mr. Devine are several members of the Jefferson Health leadership team, including, from left: Hugh J. Lavery, Senior VP Government/External Affairs, Jefferson Health; Board Member Joseph Maressa Jr.; Jill Ostrem, Senior VP of Hospital Operations, Jefferson Health New Jersey; Kelly Walenda, Esq., Senior VP/Chief Legal Counsel, Jefferson Health New Jersey; Joseph W. Devine; Michelle Gollapalli, VP of Development, Jefferson Health New Jersey; Board Member Albert E. Smith; Lisa Morina, VP of Marketing & External Relations, Jefferson Health New Jersey; and Dr. Carman Ciervo, Executive VP & Chief Physician Executive, Jefferson Health New Jersey.