Hospital Leaders Forum
Union Square, NYC
This event starts on July 23rd at 6:00 PM.
Our Hospital Leaders Forum will bring together established figures in Hospital Leadership for an intimate discussion on the current state of the industry, future trends, and advice for Healthcare Leaders of the Future.
YJP's Life-Sciences and Healthcare division is an exclusive network dedicated to connecting healthcare and life-sciences professionals with industry specialists, c- level peers and some of the Northeast's most successful leaders in healthcare. We will host exclusive keynote speakers, networking events, as well as mentoring and intimate round-table forums and discussions. Our events open doors for members to forge long lasting relationships in an upscale, comfortable, small group setting - paving the way for career success.
Cathleen Bennett took the helm Nov. 9, 2017, as president and CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association, a nonprofit trade association representing New Jersey’s hospitals, health systems and other healthcare providers that provides leadership on quality and patient safety, education and advocacy in both Washington, D.C., and in Trenton.
As CEO, Bennett oversees NJHA, the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a not-for-profit affiliate that promotes continuing education, patient safety, quality improvement and research; and the for-profit Healthcare Business Solutions, which provides group purchasing and other business solutions for healthcare providers. Prior to being selected as CEO of NJHA, Bennett served as New Jersey’s 20th Health Commissioner, beginning Aug. 3, 2015.
Bennett began her career in the private sector, with 20 years of experience as an executive providing consulting, strategy and management services to federal and state health and human services agencies. She joined the New Jersey State Department of Health as Director of Policy and Strategic Planning and Chief Information Officer in August 2010, where she directed strategic public health and healthcare delivery initiatives including healthcare quality assessment, health statistics and informatics, population health and health equity, regional health planning and health information technology.
As Commissioner, she established her top priority by creating an Office of Population Health to promote stronger collaboration among hospitals, local health departments and healthcare providers. She convened an unprecedented Population Health Action Team, which brought eight state departments together to strategize on how to improve health in all policies. Bennett also transitioned the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and four state psychiatric hospitals from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Health’s new Integrated Health Services branch, in recognition that good health encompasses the whole person.
Bennett holds a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctorate from The Dickinson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University.
She lives in Haddonfield with her husband and daughter.
Dr. James Tsai is President of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, the nation’s first
and longest operating specialty hospital. He also serves as the Delafield-Rodgers Professor of
Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and System Chair of
Ophthalmology for the Mount Sinai Health System. A clinician-scientist and experienced health
care administrator, Tsai also serves as Chair of the Glaucoma Subcommittee of the National Eye
Health Education Program Planning Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology, and Treasurer of the
International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Amherst College, Tsai earned his Medical Degree from
Stanford University School of Medicine and his MBA from Vanderbilt University. He completed
his residency in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute, which at the time was affiliated with
the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Tsai received his glaucoma fellowship
training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Health System, and at
Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology in London.