Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 5, 2015
Contact : Maureen Gillespie, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 751-4166

Meridian Health Welcomes Kenneth N. Sable, M.D. as President of Jersey Shore University Medical Center


Neptune, NJ - Meridian Health welcomes Kenneth N. Sable, M.D., MBA, FACEP as the new president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center, the not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – the first children’s hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

As president of Jersey Shore, Dr. Sable will assume lead administrative responsibility for the 658–bed independent academic medical center, part of Meridian Health.

Dr. Sable most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, NJ, where he led the renovation of the 26,000 square foot emergency department, created successful performance improvement plans and introduced innovative clinical integration models with physicians. He also renewed the hospital’s academic relationship with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Prior to his role at Saint Peter’s, Dr. Sable was vice chairman for operations in the Emergency Department at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where he led a team of 500 and used his information technology background to design a clinician portal to the hospital’s information systems, as well as an automated interactive process managing short stay admissions.  

Dr. Sable earned his Doctor of Medicine from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, rotating as a medical student at Jersey Shore, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden, NJ, and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

“Ken is a proven leader, outstanding clinician, and a great fit for the Meridian Health family. And, after conducting a national search, we are lucky to have found a leader who lives right in Monroe Township and is familiar with Jersey Shore to serve as the hospital’s next president,” says Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Meridian Health and President, Meridian Hospitals Corporation.

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. Through the hospital’s clinical research program, and its affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Jersey Shore serves as an academic center dedicated to advancing medical knowledge, training future physicians and providing the community with access to promising medical breakthroughs. For more information about Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit

About Meridian Health:

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, and Meridian Partner Companies that include home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, ambulance services, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In September 2014, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a Letter of Intent to merge.  In October 2014, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding to merge.  Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for five consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.  With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs.  For more information, please visit