The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) today installed Lori Herndon, MBA, BSN, RN, president and chief executive officer, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center as its Board Chair at the 103rd NJHA annual meeting.

Because of COVID-19, the ceremony was held virtually.

The NJHA is a not-for-profit trade organization, whose focus is placed upon delivering support and services to:

  • The state’s hospitals.
  • Health systems.
  • Other healthcare providers.

The NJHA is recognized as one of the largest and most influential health organizations in the state of New Jersey.

“I am humbled and honored to serve our broader community and to work even more closely with hospital and healthcare leaders across the state, said Herndon, of Brigantine. The theme of the NJHA meeting was Building Health.”

“This is very appropriate as we build back from COVID. Building Health also aligns with what we live and breathe every day at AtlantiCare, where our vision is Building Healthy Communities Together,” said Herndon.

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Herndon’s story is a remarkable one. She joined AtlantiCare in 1983 as a staff nurse in critical care.

In nearly 40 years, Herndon has grown through the ranks, serving in positions of increasing responsibility … ultimately achieving the position of President & Chief Executive Officer.

Herndon is directly responsible for

  • Strategic growth.
  • Operations and development.

The health system includes:

  • AtlantiCare Regional Health Services
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) with three locations, ambulatory services and AtlantiCare Physician Group;
  • The AtlantiCare Foundation
  •  AtlantiCare Health Solutions, an accountable care organization.

Herndon is responsible to lead more than 6,000 AtlantiCare staff, providers, and volunteers.

They serve in Atlantic, Cape May, Southern Ocean, Camden and Burlington Counties.

“I embrace this role with great optimism, supported by a dedicated NJHA Board, a passionate and talented NJHA CEO, Cathy Bennett, outstanding NJHA staff, and my amazing Team AtlantiCare,” said Herndon.

The month of February, 2022 is American Heart Month. We will be providing upcoming coverage about this important focus.

SOURCES: New Jersey Hospital Association & AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

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