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Leslie D. Hirsch Named Vice Chairman of NJ Hospital

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Leslie D. Hirsch Named Vice Chairman of NJ Hospital Association
President and CEO of Saint Clare’s Health System in New Jersey Elected

DENVILLE, NJ – January 29, 2013 – Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Saint Clare’s Health System, was elected Vice Chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), the statewide advocate for its 107- member hospitals, its 300-plus post-acute members and the patients they serve.. The appointment was made during the NJHA 94th Annual Meeting at Hyatt Regency Princeton in Princeton, NJ on January 25, 2013.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services. Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, and Dover, and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.

Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, which is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 80 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 86,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system.