Hackensack Meridian Health Mourns Loss Of Former Co-CEO

John Lloyd (Photo courtesy Hackensack Meridian Health)

  EDISON – Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) has announced the passing of their former co-CEO of the network John K. Lloyd.

  From 2016 to 2018, Lloyd served as co-CEO and played an important part instrumental in the 2016 merger of Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network, forming Hackensack Meridian Health.

  “John’s legacy lives on in New Jersey and at Hackensack Meridian Health. Beyond being a visionary leader, John was a wonderful man, well-known throughout HMH as being someone who truly cared for each and every team member,” said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Hackensack Meridian Health. “He brought his authentic self to work every day, and dedicated his life to serving his team, and our patients. It was a privilege to work beside him as co-CEO. He was a great colleague, mentor and a true friend. Our network extends our deepest condolences to the entire Lloyd family.”

  Before serving as co-CEO, Lloyd was president and CEO of Meridian Health. Under his leadership, Meridian was rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality.

  In addition, Meridian was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the United States six times. Meridian received numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. They were the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

  When Lloyd was named president of Jersey Shore Medical Center in1982 ,the hospital was at a crossroads, according to a press release.

  “In collaboration with physicians, trustees, employees, and community leaders, Lloyd quickly set the hospital on a track to success. Today, Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center is one of the leading independent academic medical centers in the nation,” the press release states. “Lloyd was instrumental in developing Meridian’s continuum of care, providing greater access to care for the communities we serve. HMH’s ambulatory network is, in large part, what it is today, because of John’s vision and leadership.”

  Lloyd graduated from Princeton University and served in the United States Marine Corps, before attaining a Masters of Business Administration in Health Administration at Temple University. In 1972, he entered the healthcare industry as an administrative resident at Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia.

  Lloyd is a past recipient of the Medical Executive Award from the Academy of Medicine of NJ and the Distinguished Business Leader Award from Monmouth University. Lloyd was recognized by the NJHA as its Healthcare Professional of the Year. Additionally, he has been ranked among the most powerful health care leaders by NJBIZ and has been listed as a “Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know” by Becker’s.

  Lloyd was a recipient of the Icon Award by NJBIZ and the Maurice Pollack Award for Community Service from Monmouth University. Lloyd was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey.