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Members of the Seton Hall Community Honored by Healthcare Execs
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Pirates Honored by Healthcare Execs Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq., member of the Seton Hall Law Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law and Policy Advisory Board, and Neal Wigod, Master of Healthcare Administration student, were both named recipients of coveted awards from the American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHE-NJ) on June 20, 2012.

Ryan, current president and CEO of the Princeton-based New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), was honored as the 2012 ACHE-NJ Distinguished Service Award Recipient. The annual award is bestowed in recognition of an individual who has made a significant contribution and had impact on healthcare in New Jersey and the field of healthcare in general. In her role as CEO, Ryan oversees NJHA, Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey, a not-for-profit affiliate that promotes continuing patient safety, quality improvement education and research, and the for-profit Healthcare Business Solutions, which provides group purchasing and other business solutions for healthcare providers.

Ryan received her law degree from Seton Hall Law in 1985 and now serves on the advisory board for the Seton Hall Law Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law and Policy. The prestigious Distinguished Service Award was presented to Ryan by Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Mary E. O'Dowd, MPH.

Wigod, a student currently completing his Master of Healthcare Administration degree in online format, received the ACHE-NJ Scholarship, which aims to promote advancement in healthcare by providing financial assistance to graduate students studying Healthcare Management. Wigod notes, “I’m looking forward to putting my experience and managerial and clinical experience into practice in a healthcare managerial position.” Wigod has served as Director of Operations at a camp for 300 children with disabilities, supported by a 400 person staff of nurses, doctors, and EMTs and has been a certified EMT for the past six years.

“The challenges of cost control, regulations, patient care, staff relations, customer service, communications with stakeholders, and especially leadership are still there in the healthcare industry, but the paradigm has changed more rapidly than ever before,” said Wigod. “This is the field I so desire to join and make a contribution to. This award gives me encouragement to continue my pursuits and I hope to pay it forward.”

The American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey is a professional organization for those who direct management services and programs within healthcare facilities, networks and related organizations. ACHE-NJ has been serving the educational, networking, employment and mentoring needs of NJ healthcare Executives, Managers and students for over 25 years. With over 600 members, ACHE-NJ offers its members, no matter what career stage they are in, a collegial environment for professional growth and life-long learning.

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