St. Joseph’s Health’s Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Theodore A. Brown, Esq., leads the Corporate Compliance Department and is responsible for assessing organizational risk for misconduct and noncompliance, establishing objectives for compliance and implementing initiatives to foster a culture of compliance throughout the organization. Ted oversees financial and operational internal audits and develops metrics to evaluate compliance policies and benchmarks to monitor program performance. In addition, he briefs the Board of Trustees and the Executive Management Team on compliance related risks, incidents and initiatives as well as progress in achieving program goals. Ted also chairs the Executive Compliance Committee.
Under his leadership, the Compliance Department investigates complaints reported through various sources, including the SJH Hotline, involving patient privacy and security violations (HIPAA), regulatory infractions, fraud and abuse allegations, and other misconduct. The Department responds to inquiries from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the Medicaid Fraud Division, the State Comptroller, and other external agencies regarding regulatory citations, alleged violations, surveys and other compliance related matters. The Department also develops training materials and conducts initial and follow up compliance training for employees.
Ted came to St. Joseph’s from Rutgers University where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. In that capacity, Ted headed the University's new Enterprise Risk Management initiative, and was charged with identifying risks in all programs, and on all Rutgers’ campuses and prioritizing them for appropriate corrective action.
He joined Rutgers in the merger of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) where Ted served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and successfully guided the University through a deferred prosecution agreement and a corporate integrity agreement with the federal government. Previously, Ted served as Deputy General Counsel as well as the University’s Compliance Attorney.
A graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, Ted earned his Bachelor degree at Rutgers University, Newark.
A native of New Jersey, Ted is married to the Honorable Greta Gooden Brown, Presiding Superior Court Judge of the Family Division in Passaic County.
August 5, 2015