Meridian Health Physician Honored with National Boy Scout Award

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Meridian Health Physician Honored with National Boy Scout Award

The Monmouth Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently presented Carl Marchetti, M.D., with the prestigious National Hall of Leadership Award.

The Award was designed as part of the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and is bestowed upon those who have served as a scouting volunteer and in turn made a positive impact on the quality of life of their communities. Each council from across the nation nominated one person they felt exemplified a true scouting leader.

A lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts, Dr. Marchetti was also recognized by the National Order of the Arrow in 2004, with its highest honor: the Legacy of Servant Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award. This national honor, only given to three other individuals since 1910, is one of the truest testaments to Dr. Marchetti's passion for Scouting. He also served as the Chief Medical Officer at the 2010 National Boy Scouts Jamboree, overseeing the medical care of 46,000 scouts and staff.

"Dr. Marchetti's selection as representative of Monmouth Council in the National Hall of Leadership, signifies his decades of leadership and service to Scouting, says Lee Marconi, scout executive from the Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America. "He has truly made a positive life-long impact in the lives of countless Scouts and leaders."

Dr. Marchetti joined the medical staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 1966, and in 1981 was the first physician to join the hospital administration. He was named vice president of medical affairs in 1982, the first physician in New Jersey to be appointed to such a position, and remained in this role for the next 25 years. While retired from this role, Dr. Marchetti continues his work with Meridian on a part-time basis developing subspecialty physician practices throughout the area as president of Meridian Practice Institute.

"Dr. Marchetti remains a committed leader within our community," says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. "His exceptional leadership through the Boy Scouts is also carried through his role at Meridian Health, and we couldn't be more proud."

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 County Hospital 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, and outpatient centers. 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", and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing.