Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of The Valley Hospital and Valley Health System, has been named one of New Jersey’s 2014 Best 50 Women in Business by business publication NJBIZ. Meyers will be recognized on Monday, March 24, at an awards ceremony at The Palace at Somerset Park.
The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s most dynamic women in business who have been making headlines in their field. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included living or working in New Jersey and holding significant authority for decision making in her company. An independent panel of judges selected the top 50 winners based on their dedication to business growth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women.
“I am very honored and proud to be chosen for this prestigious recognition and to be included among this impressive group of women business leaders in New Jersey,” Meyers said.
Meyers, a resident of Ridgewood, has dedicated her 34-year career to serving northern New Jersey patients and their families by ensuring that the organization she leads — one of the busiest hospitals in the state — offers both the highest quality patient care and the most compassionate service.
As President and CEO of The Valley Hospital, Meyers is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 451-bed hospital, which serves approximately 440,000 residents in northern New Jersey. Hospital services include a free-standing Ambulatory Surgery Center and Cancer Center, the Fertility Center, the Kireker Center for Child Development, the Center for Sleep Medicine, and many additional outpatient facilities.
In 2003 Audrey was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley Health System. As head of the System she oversees Valley Home Care, an award-winning home care and hospice agency, and Valley Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice comprising more than 200 doctors and advanced practice professionals representing more than 30 medical and surgical specialties who practice at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, Valley’s Blumenthal Cancer Center in Paramus, eight urgent and primary care centers in New Jersey and New York, and community-based physician practices throughout the region.
“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women,” said Thomas Curtin, publisher of NJBIZ. “As business and community leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the business arena. On behalf of NJBIZ, we would like to thank and congratulate these 50 outstanding women for their dedication to New Jersey’s future.”