Sr. Patricia Mennor, SC, Appointed Vice President, Mission at SJH

Sister Patricia Mennor VP Mission SJHSt. Joseph’s Health, based in Paterson, New Jersey, has named Sister Patricia Mennor, SC, as Vice President, Mission.

“I am pleased to welcome Sister Pat Mennor as Vice President, Mission across St. Joseph’s Health. She brings a broad background of expertise and experience in Mission leadership, health care management and education to her new role at St. Joseph’s where she represents the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, our organization’s founders and sponsors,” said Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Health.

Prior to returning to our organization, Sister Pat served as the Assistant Director of the Office of Sponsorship and Mission Services for the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, where she was responsible for promoting the mission and charism of the Sisters of Charity in sponsored works. A licensed social worker, Sister Pat previously served as Case Manager, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, with responsibilities for case management services for sisters residing on mission needing services during times of transition and illness, providing assessments, discharge planning and implementation, and offering health related education for the Congregation. She served as a Social Worker on our Paterson campus in the 1990s, providing social services, support and discharge planning, as well as crisis intervention services to our patients and their families.

Sister Pat earned a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University School of Social Work, New Brunswick. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Kean College of New Jersey, Union, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Middlesex County College, Edison.

Sister Pat has several years of experience serving in governance and is currently the Chairperson, Director of the Bon Secours New York Board of Trustees.

December 17, 2015


Lisa Brady Schmittgall Joins SJH, Named Senior Vice President & COO

Lisa Brady Joins St  Josephs Healthcare SystemSt. Joseph’s Health, based in Paterson, New Jersey, has announced the appointment of Lisa Brady Schmittgall to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Lisa Brady to the executive leadership team at St. Joseph’s Health. Lisa brings a wealth of expertise in healthcare management, operations, strategic planning and business development to her new position at St. Joseph’s. She is joining the healthcare system at a pivotal time as we position our organization for continued stability and growth in a quickly evolving healthcare industry,” said Kevin J. Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Health.

Prior to coming to St. Joseph’s, Ms. Brady served a Senior Vice President of Strategy and System Development at Western Connecticut Health Network, Danbury, CT, where she led the formulation of a system-wide strategic plan, the development of an overall marketing and branding strategy, the development of a Network-wide physician resource plan, and oversaw the Network’s planning, business development and marketing and communications functions.

Previously, Lisa served as SVP and COO, as well as Vice President, Planning and Business Development, at Norwalk Hospital, before its merger with the Western Connecticut Health Network. At Norwalk Hospital, she was responsible for the overall operations of the community teaching hospital. A strong team effort resulted in significant improvements in operating margin and quality outcomes. Lisa oversaw the initiation of performance improvement efforts to streamline workflow and eliminate waste in value streams across the organization. She also led the implementation of numerous successful major capital projects, as well as the formulation and implementation of a Master Facility Plan, with Phase I construction including a $120M ambulatory pavilion, and development of a long-range Master Facility Plan with implementation of Phase II infrastructure upgrades and renovation of inpatient units.

Ms. Brady earned her Master of Science degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomical Sciences from the University of Illinois.

December 17, 2015


‘Devils Visit Angels’ at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Devils 3St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH) received a special visit from the New Jersey Devils this holiday season. John Moore (#2), Jiri Tlusty (#9) and Joseph Blandisi(#64) brought smiles to the children as they signed autographs and took pictures with them and their families. Among the many young patients the players met is Tafone Parker (age 15, Paterson), who is looking forward to wearing his new New Jersey Devils t-shirt.

December 14, 2015


Welcoming the Holiday Season with Joyful Annual Tree Lighting

SJWMC Tree LightingStaff and community members came together at St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital (SJWMC) in Wayne, NJ to celebrate a special holiday tradition – the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The festive occasion was filled with joyous song provided by the Passaic County Technical Institute 'Tech Tone' Choir. Attendees enjoyed the dazzling lights and beautiful decorations on the tree, including (left to right) Sr. Ann Dorrity, SC, Administrative Assistant, Pastoral Care; Sr. Jeanne Agans, SC, Member, Board of Trustees, SJWMC Foundation; Daniel Kline, Vice President, SJH, and Site Administrator, SJWMC; Sr. Patricia Mennor, SC, Vice President, Mission, SJH; Fr. Martin Rooney, Director, Mission Services, St. Joseph’s Health (SJH); Ruthanne Braddock, MA, RN, NEA-BC, Site Director, Nursing, SJWMC; and Lisa Brady, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, SJH. 

December 14, 2015



St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Lights Up the Holiday Season

SJUMC Tree Lighting 2

Joined by the Paramus Catholic High School Choir, Ken Morris, Vice President External Affairs, St. Joseph’s Health (SJH) introduced Kevin Slavin, President and Chief Executive Officer, SJH to kick off the St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (SJUMC) Tree Lighting Ceremony. Tafone Parker (age 15, Paterson), patient at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, joined Mr. Slavin to light the tree with an enthusiastic countdown by the SJUMC staff.

December 14, 2015


SJWMC to Honor Michael Steinberg, MD, at Annual Charity Ball

SJWMC Charity Ball to Honor Michael Steinberg MDThe St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Foundation is pleased to present the 2015 St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Distinguished Physician Award to Michael Steinberg, MD. With two decades of service to the hospital in clinical and leadership capacities, Dr. Steinberg is highly respected for his unwavering commitment to   St. Joseph’s and the surrounding communities.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Steinberg was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Scotch Plains. A graduate of Scotch-Plains-Fanwood High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors at Rutgers College of Pharmacy and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark. Dr. Steinberg completed his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in Cross Sectional Body Imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Steinberg joined the medical staff in the Department of Radiology at Wayne General Hospital, now St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, in July of 1996.

A true physician-leader, Dr. Steinberg has served as the Chairman of the Department of Radiology at St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center since 2003 and is a member of the Medical Executive Committee and the St. Joseph’s Health Medical Board. He also currently serves as chairman of the Radiation Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Officer for St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, is chairman of the Organizational Performance Improvement Committee (since 2010), and serves on the St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees (since 2012). He is the former chairman of the Credentials Committee. In addition, he has served on many hospital and healthcare system committees including the Peer Review Committee, Clinical Resource Utilization Committee, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center Foundation Charity Ball and Golf Outing Organization Committees.

A man of many interests, Dr. Steinberg enjoys music, cooking, wine and travel. He has attended cooking school in Tuscany and has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe “in search of good food and fine wine.”

Dr. Steinberg and his wife, Robin, have lived in Wayne for 18 years. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have two children, Amanda, a senior at Rowan University, and Matt, a sophomore at the University of Alabama.

December 2, 2015



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