ELIZABETH — Gary S. Horan, FACHE, of Sea Girt, president and chief executive officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regent’s Award at the annual ACHE breakfast meeting in Princeton.
The Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE Fellows who serve in a senior level executive position and demonstrate success in promoting the growth of his or her organization’s stature in the community. Recipients of the Regent’s Award also demonstrate proven leadership ability, innovative and creative management, participation in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, and participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.
Horan assumed the post of chief executive officer and president of Trinitas Regional Medical Center and its parent organization, Trinitas Health, in July 2001. Previously he served as president and chief executive officer of Our Lady of Mercy Healthcare System, Inc., Bronx, New York. He also served as vice president of Hospital Operations for New York University Medical Center, and as Executive Vice President of St.Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond, New York.
Horan is past chairman of the Hospital Alliance of NJ as well as past chairman of the Greater NY Hospital Association. He was elected to the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) in 2010. He serves on the Board of the Catholic Healthcare Partnership of New Jersey. In 2007, Mr. Horan was named a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is currently an ACHE Fellow.
In the wider business community, Horan is a recently-named member of the annual Power 50 Healthcare listing as identified by NJBIZ which lauded his success in directing the operations of Trinitas. He is on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Global MBA Advisory Board at Kean University, and a member of the Union County College Board of Governors. In 2012, Horan was named Man of the Year by the Irish Business Association of New Jersey.