Meridian Health Physician Leader Richard J. Scott, M.D., Board Certified in Medical Management

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Meridian Health Physician Leader Richard J. Scott, M.D., Board Certified in Medical Management

The Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM) recently designated Richard J. Scott, M.D., senior vice president of Clinical Effectiveness and Medical Affairs for Meridian Health, as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE). CCMM awarded Dr. Scott the status of Certified Physician Executive for his educational achievements, demonstrated stature as a physician, and experience in the field of medical management.

Dr. Scott serves as the key physician leader for Meridian Health, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin, and Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and oversees clinical quality and service excellence, in collaboration with Meridian's senior leadership team and medical staffs.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Scott brings over 27 years of experience in the medical field, previously serving as vice president of Clinical Effectiveness and Medical Affairs at Riverview Medical Center. Prior to joining the hospital administration, Dr. Scott was in private practice, served as president of the medical staff at Riverview Medical Center, and as president of the Medical Society of New Jersey.

The CPE designation indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills. The Certifying Commission in Medical Management currently lists more than 1,000 Certified Physician Executives.

The national certifying body for physicians specializing in medical management, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management is a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) to establish and maintain the high standards required for physician executive certification. The ACPE is the nation's largest organization of physicians in health care leadership. The College is recognized by the American Medical Association as the specialty society representing physicians in management and holds a seat in the AMA House of Delegates.

Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization in New Jersey, comprising Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Southern Ocean County Hospital, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital, 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 excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a distinction earned by less than 3% of hospitals nationwide.