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Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, President, New Jersey Division, and Chief Experience Officer at Jefferson Health, was named Chair of the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), the state’s oldest and largest hospital and healthcare advocacy organization, at its 100th Annual Meeting, held January 18th at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.

“I am honored to continue to work for the continual improvement of health services for both individuals and New Jersey communities,” said Devine. “Our mission statement is to improve the health of the people across the state and, as NJHA’s Board Chair, I look forward to collaborating with other leaders and organizations to concentrate on the societal challenges that impact health in our communities throughout New Jersey.”

A longtime active and visible leader, Devine has been honored repeatedly since becoming President in 2013 of what was then Kennedy Health. In 2018 alone, Devine was named to South Jersey Biz magazine’s “Power 50” list, which spotlights the region’s most influential business leaders, as well as to South Jersey Magazine’s “Who’s Who in Health Care” list.

Under his leadership, Jefferson Health’s New Jersey division has been named a “Top Workplace” by five times (2014 – 2018), while its three hospitals have received annual awards since 2014 from the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ network as top performing in the state. Also, Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have each received “A” grades in the Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade for their ability to prevent errors, injuries and infection numerous times.

Jefferson Health – New Jersey, Devine, and NJHA share a collective goal of providing quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare to the people of New Jersey.

The NJHA Annual Meeting brought together more than 400 healthcare leaders to celebrate the installation of Devine as its new board Chair, highlight the Association’s accomplishments of the past year, and set a new agenda.

NJHA also paid tribute to some of New Jersey’s finest individuals and healthcare organizations with the presentation of its Healthcare Leader, Excellence in Quality Improvement, and Community Outreach awards. During the event, Dr. David V. Condoluci, Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer with Jefferson Health in New Jersey, was honored with the NJHA’s annual Distinguished Service Award for his extraordinary commitment to the health system and the people of New Jersey.

About NJHA: Founded in 1918, the NJHA is a not-for-profit trade organization committed to delivering support and services to New Jersey’s hospitals, health systems and other healthcare providers. NJHA has grown to become one of the largest and most influential healthcare organizations in New Jersey, with its membership growing close to 400 healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice providers and healthcare-related business, and educational institutions.

The NJHA Institute for Quality and Patient Safety is a nationally recognized leader in guiding broad industry efforts to improve the quality, safety and value of healthcare services. Its for-profit affiliate — NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions — provides group purchasing and other business opportunities that help healthcare providers achieve cost-savings and efficiency.

About Jefferson Health: Jefferson, located in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey, is reimagining healthcare and education to create unparalleled value. Jefferson is 30,000 people strong, dedicated to providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, preparing tomorrow’s professional leaders for 21st century careers, and discovering new treatments to define the future of care. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, dates back to 1824 and today comprises 10 colleges and three schools offering 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 7,800 students. Jefferson Health serves patients through millions of encounters each year at 14 hospitals and over 40 outpatient and urgent care locations throughout the region.