Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Division and Leader of Integrated Care Delivery for Atlantic Health System
Amy Perry is a strategic leader with an impressive background in finance and operations, clinical quality and academic medicine, and health policy and governance. She has earned an impressive reputation for identifying opportunities for growth and innovation with a focus on driving patient-centered care.
Amy oversees Atlantic Health System's seven hospitals, including Morristown Medical Center, which has nationally-recognized programs and is currently ranked the top hospital in New Jersey by U.S. & World Report. She also develops and manages strategic growth initiatives for specialty service lines and more than 400 ambulatory and post-acute care service sites, creating additional points of access to connect with 1 million plus lives per year.
Formerly executive vice president of LifeBridge Health and president of Sinai Hospital, Amy was the driving force in launching Sinai Hospital’s BioIncubator, an innovation hub contributing to the growth of Maryland’s regional biotech community. Most recently, she oversaw the November 2017 rollout of Atlantic Health Advancements (AHa!), which is designed to not only encourage ideas and accelerate innovation, but also inspire our team of more than 17,000 employees and 4,800 physicians to enhance care delivery, improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
Amy has redefined the concept of growth by putting patients at the center and identifying the way hospital systems need to grow in order to best take care of those they serve. Her approach to tackling access and affordability has yielded surprising collaborations with those traditionally considered competitors. For example, Atlantic Health System’s recent partnership with MedExpress now serves as a model of how the health needs of a community can be better served when former competitors work together to coordinate care.
Another example is the completion of the Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute. The new $24 million, two-story, 38-bed rehabilitation hospital is the first standalone hospital to be built from the ground-up by Atlantic Health System and provides a new home for 38 inpatient rehabilitation beds. The hospital is a joint venture between Atlantic Health and Kindred.
Making waves and breaking barriers is nothing new for Amy. In 2013, the Baltimore Sun named her one of their 50 Women to Watch and a local ABC News series featured her in a series on women advancing in the workforce. Amy is also a great example of a strong and compassionate female voice making an impact in health care and shaping the industry. Becker’s Hospital Review included her on their December 2017 list of 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know (nationally). What's more, NJBIZ named her one of the top health care leaders in New Jersey for 2018 and presented her with a Healthcare Hero Award for Innovation in 2019.
Earlier this year, Amy was also named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women Leaders. This program honors female executives from all sectors of the healthcare system who are developing policy, leading change and guiding healthcare delivery improvement across the country.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota, and her Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration from Barry University in Miami.