Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 24, 2011
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Public Relations Manager  
732-776-4166
rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Executive Robert H. Adams Jr., Receives Prestigious American College of Healthcare Executives Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award

 

Neptune, NJ - Robert H. Adams Jr., FACHE, Vice President of Operations at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J., received the American College of Healthcare (ACHE) Executives Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent's Award at the annual ACHE breakfast meeting.  

The award was bestowed on Mr. Adams by Terrence Cahill, ACHE's Regent for New Jersey and Associate Professor, Seton Hall University. The Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent's Award recognizes ACHE affiliates who have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE.  

Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, participation in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, and participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.  

Mr. Adams has served at Jersey Shore University Medical Center as Vice President of Operations since 2005. During this time he has played a critical in countless projects including the $300 million "Transforming Care" project that was completed in 2009 and the designation of being the first hospital in New Jersey to receive LEED Gold. Prior to his current position he has held various hospital management positions and he also serves on several boards as a trustee. Mr. Adams lives in Wall with his wife Patricia and two daughters.  

Mr. Adams holds board certified in healthcare management status (FACHE) in the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence.

Mr. Adams received a B.S. in Business Administration from Rider University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Seton Hall University. 

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital – the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women's specialty services.  

American College of Healthcare Executives The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its affiliates.