PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several individuals and organizations were honored at the 89th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) today at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.
NJHA's 2008 Distinguished Service award was presented to George F. Lynn, former chief executive officer of AtlantiCare in Egg Harbor Township. Lynn, of Linwood, was honored for his years of service and leadership to AtlantiCare and its patients, as well as his commitment to healthcare far beyond the hospital's walls. A respected leader with an effective voice for hospitals and healthcare issues, Lynn's dedication was also felt nationwide through his service as chairman of the American Hospital Association.
The NJHA Healthcare Professional of the Year award was presented to Carl Marchetti, MD, of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Meridian Health. For more than 40 years, Dr. Marchetti, of Ocean Township, has dedicated his career to patient care. A highly respected obstetrician and gynecologist, he's welcomed more than 5,000 babies into the world and was the first physician to join the hospital's administration. During his long career at Meridian, he's helped guide and deliver many advanced healthcare services and programs to the residents of Monmouth and Ocean counties.
The NJHA Trustee of the Year award was presented to Miles W. Truesdell Jr., of Stone Harbor, for his dedicated service and leadership to the board of Capital Health System in Trenton. Truesdell was instrumental in the successful merger of Mercer Medical Center and Helene Fuld Medical Center in 1997, and his commitment was essential in transforming the two inner-city hospitals into a high-quality regional resource for patients and physicians.
NJHA also annually recognizes hospitals that demonstrate unique and
effective methods of reaching out to better serve the healthcare needs of
area residents. The 2008 Health Research and Educational Trust o
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