Steven G. Littleson Appointed Executive Vice President of Meridian Health

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health
Phone:(732) 751-3451

Steven G. Littleson Appointed Executive Vice President of Meridian Health

Meridian Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, as Executive Vice President for the health system.

As Executive Vice President,Steve's responsibilities will focus on operations for Meridian's six hospitals as well as system wide initiatives and functions.

"For the past 16 years, Steve has done a truly amazing job as president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center," says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health."During his tenure, Jersey Shore University Medical Center became a university affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completed a $300 million "Transforming Care Project", and became a state designated children's hospital."

Steve became president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 1998, shortly after Meridian Health was formed. Prior to that, Steve was the president and chief executive officer of Southern Ocean County Health System (now Southern Ocean Medical Center) from 1992 to 1998. He began his health care career in 1986 when he became a vice president of Sentara Hampton General Hospital in Hampton, Virginia, which was affiliated with Sentara Health System, Norfolk, VA.

"Steve has an outstanding record of accomplishments and has exhibited the necessary competencies and drive Meridian will need to succeed in a rapidly changing environment," added Lloyd.

Steve is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the New Jersey Hospital Association and New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals. He has also served on numerous boards, such as the Boys Scouts of America, American Red Cross, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

About Meridian Health
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 Medical Center 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 For more information, please visit