For Immediate Release: July 1, 2016
Lori Herndon, RN, BSN, MBA, marked her first day as president and CEO of AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, by visiting patients, staff and providers. AtlantiCare’s Board of Trustees named Herndon, of Brigantine, as successor to David Tilton in February.
Herndon, who regularly meets with patients, their families, staff, providers and community members, spent part of her first day as CEO of the system rounding. She visited several patient units at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Atlantic City Campus, had lunch with staff at the hospital, and met with staff and providers at the AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary Care Plus practice in Atlantic City.
“Every patient we touch; everything we do at AtlantiCare takes a team effort,” said Herndon. “I’m privileged to lead such a dedicated and committed team of people. I look forward to working with them and members of our community as we continue to make a difference for those who live, work in and visit southern New Jersey.”
Herndon joined the organization in 1983 as a critical care nurse at what was then Atlantic City Medical Center. Prior to her current role, she served as executive vice president of AtlantiCare and president and CEO of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC) since 2011. She was ARMC president and CEO in 2007, and ARMC Mainland Campus administrator from 1996 to 2006. She held a number of leadership positions throughout the organization prior to these roles.
Herndon earned her Master of Business Administration degree at St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and her registered nurse degree at Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing, Danville, Pennsylvania.
AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 90 locations across Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Ocean counties. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013. Visit www.atlanticare.org or follow the latest AtlantiCare news and more on Twitter and Facebook.