For Immediate Release
Apr 15, 2011
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Meridian Health Appoints New President of Ocean Medical Center
Extensive search yields leader with national expertise for Ocean County hospital.
Neptune, NJ - Meridian Health announces the appointment of Dean Q. Lin, MHA, MBA, FACHE as president of Ocean Medical Center. Lin bring over fifteen years of health care experience working at two of the nation's most recognized integrated health systems: Geisinger Health System and Intermountain Health Care.
Lin will lead the 27- year- old medical center in Brick, NJ, which is licensed for 281 beds and sees over 15,300 inpatient admissions and 68,800 emergency department visits annually. He joins a team of nearly 1,500 team members and 530 physicians. Ocean Medical Center is part of Meridian Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in Monmouth and Ocean counties and recently awarded one of FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the second year in a row.
"I am impressed with Meridian's vision and business model, all of which remain focused on providing a personal and memorable experience for every patient," says Lin. "I'm excited to join Ocean Medical Center and integrate my experience in the acute care setting. I am looking forward to getting to know the people and community."
Lin spent nine years with Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah, advancing to the position of regional operations officer and serving as a member of the leadership team that successfully delivered top-tier performance in a region that consisted of four hospitals, 2,000 physicians and 7,000 employees. Lin successfully optimized operating performance while improving resources for the community and led new business development such as core laboratory and intellectual asset management.
Over the past six years, Lin's career focused on innovation and ventures with Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. As vice president of business development, he oversaw a diversified group of community-based health services including home infusion pharmacy, benefit management services, home health and hospice and ambulatory sleep laboratories. Lin also founded and served as the chief executive officer of Careworks Convenient Healthcare™, a Geisinger Venture company that operates and develops consumer-centric ambulatory models of care as well as providing development and management services to health systems nationwide. Lin was recently elected to The Fellowship of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in recognition of his efforts to improve access to convenient, affordable healthcare.
"We've entered into an era of unprecedented changes in the way health care will be delivered in the future," says Marc H. Lory, president, Meridian Hospitals Corporation. "Dean Lin's experience and unique set of management skills will be instrumental in facilitating Ocean Medical Center's move to its next level of growth and service to the community."
Lin and his family are relocating from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and look forward to being closer to family in New Jersey.
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, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing.