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Hackensack Meridian Health names regional president of Central Market

The JFK Health network, which includes JFK Medical Center in Edison, merged with Hackensack Meridian Health last May. JFK is marking 50 years as a community hospital in Edison.

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Raymond F. Fredericks as regional president of the network’s Central Market.

This appointment is in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health’s new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. This new structure consists of three markets – North, Central and South – and an integrated clinical transformation service that will help to align all of the network’s services around the patient to ensure better coordination and outcomes.

As regional president of the Central Market, Fredericks will lead JFK Medical Center in Edison, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, and Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.

With more than 30 years of experience in health care, Fredericks spent the last 28 of those years providing leadership at JFK Medical Center. He began his career as a CPA, and started at JFK as vice president for financial planning in 1986. He made the leap to senior vice president in 1992, executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2003 and president/CEO in 2011. He has been the leading force in JFK Health’s dramatic achievements since that time.

Fredericks served on a number of health care industry boards, including the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) Board of Trustees, NJHA Healthcare Business Solutions, Inc. Board of Directors, member of the NJHA Medicaid Task Force, NJHA Executive Compensation Committee, and Audit and Compliance Committee and Director of Vizient (formerly the Voluntary Hospitals of America East Coast-UHC Alliance).

He also is a member of the Fair Share Hospital Collaborative, a group dedicated to promote and improve the common business interests of suburban and rural New Jersey hospitals and health systems.

Additionally, Fredericks serves on the JFK Health Board of Directors, the Atlantic Insurance Exchange, Ltd. and the JFK At Home Board of Directors. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and formerly served on the Ernst & Young Health Sciences Advisory Services Board.

Fredericks graduated from Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

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