Patrick Young Appointed to Executive Vice President of Meridian Health Solutions

Contact:Robert Cavanaugh, Manager of Public Affairs for Meridian Health
Email:RCavanaugh@meridianhealth.com

Patrick Young Appointed to Executive Vice President of Meridian Health Solutions

Meridian Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Young to the position of Executive Vice President of Meridian Health, leading the division of Meridian Health Solutions.

As Executive Vice President, Young will focus on accelerating the development of strategic priorities related to health care reform, population health management, Meridian’s Accountable Care Organization, Clinical Integrated Network, health insurance partnerships, as well as overseeing Managed Care.

“As a seasoned health care executive, Patrick brings an outstanding record of accomplishments and extensive experience and success in the health care insurance industry,” says John Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “He has the vision, competencies and drive that Meridian needs to succeed in a rapidly changing environment.”

Young brings 27 years of extensive health insurance experience, beginning with U.S. Healthcare in 1988, where he served for six years in various capacities, including district manager and national account manager. Following the merger of Aetna and US Healthcare to form Aetna US Healthcare, Patrick served in general manager positions throughout the northeast and more recently was the president for the Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia markets. He was also Chairman and CEO of the Noble Health Alliance.

About Meridian
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, fitness and wellness centers, and outpatient centers. In September 2014, Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center signed a Letter of Intent to merge.  In October 2014, Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network signed a memorandum of understanding to merge.  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” for six consecutive years, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence. Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium alongside six of the nation’s leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.  With more than 100 convenient locations, over 1,800 beds, nearly 13,000 team members, and affiliations with more than 2,000 of the area’s finest physicians, Meridian Health is a leading health care provider in New Jersey, providing quality health services, facilities, and programs. For more information, please visit www.MeridianHealth.com.