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

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…

SJUMC Hosts Heroin/Opioid Overdose Training and Education Program

St. Joseph's Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Distribution (NARCAN) Program will host a free training and education class entitled, SAVE A LIFE: PREVENT A HEROIN/OPIOID OVERDOSE. The program will be held at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, 703 Main Street, Paterson, in Auditorium 2 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30…

St. Joseph’s Health Saluted by The NJ Sharing Network

NJSN Silver Recognition Award 2015 01The NJ Sharing Network (NJSN) presented St. Joseph’s Health (SJH) with a Silver recognition plaque for its support of and efforts towards increasing awareness of organ donations. The award comes shortly after SJH was acknowledged by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services as a leader in organ donations for its organ, eye and tissue donation and registration efforts between June 2014 and May 2015.

According to the Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) and the NJSN, so far in 2015 St. Joseph’s has had fifteen organ donors resulting in thirty-six lives saved as well as more than 1,400 lives enhanced through tissue and eye donation alone. St. Joseph’s Health, which includes St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, an urban state designated trauma center, is one of the leading donation hospitals in New Jersey. Only less than one percent of deaths nationwide are actually medically suitable to become organ and tissue donors, making this a unique and rare opportunity.

“The NJ Sharing Network is proud to present St. Joseph’s with this Silver recognition for encouraging hospital staff and community members to enroll in their state registry as organ, eye and tissue donors,” said Joseph S. Roth, President and CEO, NJ Sharing Network.

Pictured are, l to r: Joseph S. Roth, President and CEO, NJ Sharing Network; Paula A. Gutierrez, MHA, Hospital Services Manager, NJ Sharing Network; Kevin J. Slavin, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health; Alan Sori, MD, Director, Surgical Quality and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, St. Joseph’s University Medical Center (SJUMC); and Karen Magarelli, RN, Director, Critical Care Services, SJUMC.

November 11, 2015


Robert Hood, Named Vice President of Population Management at SJH

Robert Hood Named VP of Population Management at SJHSSt. Joseph’s Health in Paterson, New Jersey, has announced the appointment of Robert Hood as Vice President of Population Management.

In his role, Mr. Hood will be organizing and preparing both the organization and our physicians to be successful in the rapidly changing environment that is shifting financial risk to the providers.

Mr. Hood has had a distinguished and multi-faceted healthcare career as an executive and consultant working in hospitals, ambulatory care companies, small and large physician practices, as well as hospital physician networks. Most recently Mr. Hood served as Vice President of Network Management NYC and Northeast U.S. for United Health Group/Optum, and President, North American Medical Management (NAMM-IL), where he was responsible for establishing and managing Independent Physician Associations (IPAs) and guiding them through risk arrangements with payers.

Previous roles included working with the Healthcare Advisory Board as a Chief Administrative Officer and Network Coordinator with the 450+ NYC physician group Advantage Care Physicians; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Essex Valley Healthcare/ East Orange General Hospital; Vice President/ Chief Financial Officer of St. Mary’s Hospital, Passaic, NJ; President of SSM Ambulatory Care and SSM Primary Care (part of the Northwest NJ market for SSM Healthcare Ministries) where he managed the 390 physician Northwest Physician Organization (IPA) and the 50 physician Northwest Medical Group; Senior Vice President of Operations for a $160M imaging company, and Assistant Administrator and later Administrator of Montgomery Hospital (282 bed community hospital and health system in PA).

Mr. Hood is a certified financial planner (CFP) who earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Rutgers University and his MBA in Health and Hospital Administration from the University of Florida.



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