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Emeritus Atlantic Health System Board Member Named Trustee of the Year By New Jersey Hospital Association

January 18, 2019

Robert E. Mulcahy III wins NJHA Healthcare Leader Award

January 18, 2019, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System is proud to announce that Robert E. Mulcahy III was named 2019 Health System Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Hospital Association. The Trustee of the Year honor, one of the Healthcare Leader Awards bestowed annually by NJHA, recognizes outstanding volunteer hospital and health system trustees for their commitment to patients and communities.

As an Atlantic Health System Trustee from 2004 through 2017, Mulcahy helped the organization maintain a singular focus on quality, whether in the area of patient safety, program offerings or the financial health of the system. Always a vocal patient advocate, Mulcahy made it his mission to ensure that the Atlantic Health System Board always viewed opportunities and challenges through the eyes of the patient. Perhaps that’s because the well-being of Atlantic Health System communities is in his blood – Mulcahy’s mother was a nurse at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, where Bob was born.

“Bob embodies the very best that healthcare has to offer, in that he cares so deeply about doing the right thing and putting our patients first,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System. “He spent a long and fascinating career in public service building relationships and bringing people together, and has spent more than a decade at Atlantic Health System putting others before himself. I congratulate him on this much-deserved recognition.”

Bob Mulcahy with Atlantic Health CEO Brian Gragnolati

Along with serving on the Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees, Mulcahy served on its committees for governance and medical staff leadership and development. He was chairman of Overlook Medical Center’s Community Advisory Board for six and a half years, where he was integral in the development of Atlantic Neuroscience Institute, a center of excellence in the delivery of cutting-edge care for stroke, brain tumors, and other movement disorders.

In addition to his service at Atlantic Health System, Mulcahy is Chairman of Georgian Court University’s Board of Trustees and serves on many boards across the state, including Chairman Emeritus and Member - Board of Governors, Cathedral Healthcare System, Newark, New Jersey; President Emeritus, Tri County Scholarship Fund, Diocese of Paterson; past member, Board of Governors, New Jersey Historical Society; Past member, Board of Trustees, Delbarton School, Morristown, New Jersey; Member, Board of Governors, Baltusrol Golf Club and past member, Diocesan Finance Council, Diocese of Paterson.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of more than 16,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities. The system serves a population of five million, with over 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 11 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network, represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of six regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability, and is a founding member of both the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across six health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and AllSpire Health Partners, a consortium of five leading health care organizations dedicated to serving patients, families and communities in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.