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Joseph Simunovich Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Hackensack Meridian Health honored Joseph Simunovich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during its third Annual Meeting.

Mr. Simunovich joined the Hackensack University Medical Center Board of Governors in 1991 and has served as chair of all major boards for 27 out of the 28 years he has served. He most recently served as co-chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees. Mr. Simunovich has served as chair of the Hackensack University Health Network Board of Trustees, the HackensackUMC Board of Governors, the HackensackUMC Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley Joint Venture Board.

“I am thrilled to honor a dear friend, a great mentor and a man who has contributed so much to Hackensack Meridian Health,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “For nearly 30 years, Joe Simunovich has dedicated himself to the betterment of our health network, patients and the community. Joe’s legacy is evident in so many of our achievements.’’

Mr. Simunovich is the founding chair of the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University Board of Governors and will continue in this role as the school welcomes its second class this summer.