“It is a pleasure to welcome Howard Tepper to the leadership team at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. He brings a broad background in physician practices, medical academics, and healthcare informatics to his new position at St. Joseph’s,” said William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer at SJHS.
Prior to coming to St. Joseph’s, Mr. Tepper served as Chief Executive Officer for Manhattan’s Physician Group, a multispecialty group of 80 physicians with 7 sites in Manhattan. Previously, he served as Administrator for Physician Services at Hackensack University Medical Center and as the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration at Touro University College of Medicine. In addition, he held senior positions in academic medicine and physician practices, including as the Vice Chair and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical School.
Mr. Tepper holds fellowships in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has lectured to physician practices across the country on coding and compliance issues and has presented programs at the national annual conference of the American Healthcare Informatics Association and the Medical Group Management Association.
Mr. Tepper authored two chapters in books on medical practice information systems and is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Healthcare Financial Management publication. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Queens College and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration, from Mount Sinai/Baruch College.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) is a nationally-recognized leading edge multi-hospital organization founded in 1867 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. The state’s second largest provider of charity care, SJHS encompasses St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, an academic tertiary medical center and state-designated trauma center which includes St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive specialized state-designated children’s hospital in Paterson, NJ; St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital, an acute care community hospital and division of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Wayne, NJ; St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, a long-term skilled nursing home in Cedar Grove, NJ; and Visiting Health Services of NJ based in Totowa; and ambulatory sites located across northern New Jersey. For more information about St. Joseph’s leading edge programs and services, visit www.StJosephsHealth.org or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).