Dr. Pecora making strides in research and innovation to transform health care
June 25, 2019 – Edison, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health is proud to announce that Andrew Pecora, M.D., FACP, CPE, former chief innovation officer and president of Physician Enterprise at Hackensack Meridian Health, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Dr. Pecora, now consultant and strategic advisor to Hackensack Meridian Health, was ranked number 29 out of the top 50.
“Dr. Pecora is a visionary who is pushing the boundaries of medicine, research and innovation,” said Robert C. Garrett, CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “It is no surprise that Modern Healthcare recognized him for the positive impact he has made transforming care, and I would like to congratulate Dr. Pecora on this well-deserved honor. We look forward to partnering with Dr. Pecora in the years ahead to disrupt the status quo and rewrite the future of health care.”
The Modern Healthcare recognition program acknowledges clinicians working in the health care industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.
“By putting former frontline clinicians in charge of leading the transformation in health care, organizations have leveraged their greatest assets. Throughout the country are examples of former and practicing physicians and nurses leading health care organizations towards greater quality of care, patient satisfaction and improved margins,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “Our 2019 class of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives is comprised of a doctor who has helped drive growth in value-based reimbursement at one of the country’s largest providers, a physician who has revolutionized patient recovery in rehabilitation, a chief nursing officer who led efficiency efforts throughout the care process at a large health system, and a physician who managed to make huge waves at a federal agency while maintaining bipartisan support. Modern Healthcare congratulates the winners and thanks them for their contributions to patient care.”
In May 2019, Dr. Pecora accepted the role as chief executive officer of OMI (Outcomes Matter Innovations, LLC), a private company founded by physicians that empowers partnerships between private physicians and health care networks, in conjunction with payers. As a consultant and strategic advisor to Hackensack Meridian Health, he continues to assist the organization in its journey to become a value-based health network and help the network transform health care overall.
“I would like to thank Modern Healthcare for this recognition,” said Dr. Pecora. “We are at a unique time in health care where disruption, innovation and strategic partnerships are key to elevating the standard of care. I look forward to pushing the boundaries of research and innovation so that we are delivering tomorrow’s clinical breakthroughs today.”
Dr. Pecora has been part of Hackensack Meridian Health since 1990 and most recently served as president, Physician Enterprise and chief innovation officer of the organization. Over the years, Dr. Pecora has delivered significant accomplishments at Hackensack Meridian Health including: forming a successful strategic partnerships with Memorial Sloan Kettering and Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center; establishing the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center; implementing the health network’s bundles program; and creating the Center for Discovery and Innovation that is inspiring forward-thinking health care inventions like Pillo and PurpleSun.
The complete ranking is featured in the June 17 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and profiles of the winners are available at ModernHealthcare.com/50MostInfluential. For information on the Modern Healthcare 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives awards program, contact: Jodi Sniegocki, Director of Education and Events at [email protected] or 312-649-5459.
ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.
Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.
Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 34,100 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
The network’s notable distinctions include having four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2018” list.
The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.
Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org