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ANNUAL REPORT 2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Message from the President
2 Year in Review
6 50th Anniversary Celebration
8 Awards & Recognition
10 Clinical “Firsts” at Kennedy
12 Kennedy by the Numbers
13 Kennedy Health Care Foundation
14 Community Outreach
16 Veterans & Volunteers
18 Academic Medicine

Clinical Trials
Graduate Medical Education
21 Board Members and Executive Leadership

A Message from the President

Dear Friends:

As President & CEO of Kennedy Health, it is exciting to be with such a vibrant healthcare
organization that’s made great strides since its inception in 1965. Today, rapid changes and
new technology shape the way healthcare is delivered, and Kennedy has embraced these
changes to deliver nationally recognized, award-winning care every day.

From excellent patient outcomes and clinical advancements, to successful fundraising
and overall growth, 2015 at Kennedy was truly “one for the books.” We hope you will enjoy
reading this Annual Report, which provides a “snapshot” of many milestones in 2015, our
50th anniversary year!

Along with reaching our half-century milestone – celebrated both at
our 50th Anniversary Gala and at a special June commemorative event
at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford – we had much to be proud
of during our Golden Anniversary year.

Some of the many highlights of 2015 included the groundbreaking for
Phase 1 of a planned $200 million campus revitalization at Kennedy –
Cherry Hill, the Leapfrog “A” grades our hospitals received for patient
safety, and both regional and national recognition for our life-saving
Sepsis Program.

This Annual Report provides an overview of our many achievements, month by month,
as well as detailed information about our financial status, community outreach initiatives,
graduate medical education, clinical trials, and more.

As you likely know, 2016 got underway with the announcement of Kennedy Health’s plans
to partner with Jefferson Health. While this process will take time for approval, we’re
excited to begin this new journey, which will ensure Kennedy’s ability to provide enhanced
care for the communities of South Jersey for generations to come.

It’s a new beginning for Kennedy Health. Stay with us for the journey into the next 50 years!

Sincerely,

Joseph W. Devine, FACHE
President & CEO

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2015YEARINREVIEW
JANUARY 2015 MARCH 2015
• Kennedy Health’s new logo and brand is launched. • The Ronald McDonald Family Room receives a
$1,000 donation from WT nursing management.
• Schwartz Center Rounds® – where participants
openly discuss social and emotional issues • Medical Administration donates $2,000 to the
related to caring for patients – launches at Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) in honor of
Kennedy. Doctors’ Day.

FEBRUARY 2015 • Kennedy’s new Medical Staff Officers are
• Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & elected to two-year terms: Dr. Todd Levin,
John Oates set the beat for Kennedy’s 50th Chief of Staff; Dr. Henry Schuitema, Vice Chief
Anniversary Gala. of Staff; and Dr. Mark Schuster, Treasurer.

• Kennedy Health hosts the New Jersey APRIL 2015
Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health • Ground is broken for the $50 million first
Legislative Roundtable at Kennedy - Cherry phase of an overall $200 million Cherry Hill
Hill. Spearheaded by Assemblyman Gary hospital transformation project. Construction
Schaer (D-36) and Kennedy President & begins on a new hospital lobby atrium, medical
CEO Joseph Devine, regional hospital office building and enclosed parking facility.
representatives and leaders attended the
event, as well as several elected officials:
Assemblyman Dan Benson, Assemblywoman
Gabriela Mosquera, Assemblyman Angel
Fuentes and Assemblywoman Shavonda
Sumpter. The roundtable discussion focused
on funding, access to community-based
behavioral health services and the impact of
Medicaid expansion.

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• The South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation • Kennedy receives a $123,126 award from the
Collaborative – initiated by Kennedy President Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
& CEO Joseph W. Devine with the support of Network for exceptional quality and safety
five other area hospital CEOs – is established to measures.
evaluate the current behavioral health landscape
and provide innovative recommendations for AUGUST 2015
system improvement. • President & CEO Joe Devine is named to SJ BIZ
Magazine’s “Power Players” list.
JUNE 2015
• Kennedy Health takes over Citizens Bank Park • The Kennedy Health family remembers its
for “Kennedy Night at the Phillies” for two nights, original founding president, Augustine Pirolli,
raising $4,065 for the Kennedy Health Care who passed away at age 84.
Foundation through Phillies Charities.

SEPTEMBER 2015
• Kennedy University Hospital is included in the
US News & World Report 2015 “Best Hospitals”
national ad.

• Kennedy’s annual golf outing raises more than
$130,000 to benefit our Community Mental
Health Outreach Program.

• The new KHA – Turnersville office, providing OCTOBER 2015
internal medicine services, opens. • David Condoluci, DO, MACOI (below) is named

• Kennedy celebrates a Master Fellow of the American College of
its 50th anniversary
in Stratford. Osteopathic Internists (ACOI).

• KHA wins the NJAFP
(New Jersey Academy
of Family Physicians)
Patient-Centered Innovation Award.

JULY 2015
• The first-ever Kennedy FastCare clinic opens
inside Audubon’s ACME supermarket, offering
quick, convenient health services for community
members.

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• Kennedy management donates more than • Kennedy’s DSRIP (diabetes)
20 wheelchairs to Camden and Gloucester program celebrates its 1st
County veterans, constructed as part of a anniversary, helping nearly
team-building exercise. 750 patients in 2015.

• Kennedy OB/GYN Associates Physician DECEMBER 2015
Dr. Kenneth Covone receives the New Jersey • Kennedy Health is awarded
March of Dimes’ “Born to Shine” award. a $1.4 million grant from the
New Jersey Department of
• Kennedy representatives attend the launch Health to facilitate a more
of Camden County’s Operation SAL program, veteran- and military-friendly
aimed at helping overdose victims get needed network of integrated care
treatment through the support of local within New Jersey.
hospitals and area law enforcement.

NOVEMBER 2015 • Samaritan Healthcare
• The new Kennedy Health Alliance at Laurel Oak & Hospice is named
Kennedy’s preferred
multi-specialty office is unveiled in Voorhees. provider for palliative
medicine.

• Kennedy’s “Deck the Halls” Festive Tea &
Luncheon fundraiser raises more than $4,600;
proceeds were donated to the American Heart
Association.

• Specially designated veterans’ parking spots • The 3rd Annual Mingle & Jingle employee
are put in place at Kennedy – Washington holiday parties raise more than $25,000 for
Township and at the Kennedy Cancer Center. Kennedy’s Emergency Financial Assistance
Fund (EFAF), which supports Kennedy associates
• Kennedy is awarded accreditation from the in times of need.
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
(HFAP) for outstanding quality and safety standards. • Kennedy’s Medical Staff donates $30,000 to
the EFAF (exceeding $150,000 in donations over
the past five years).

• In lieu of exchanging holiday gifts, Kennedy’s
Executive Team makes a donation to the EFAF.

• Kennedy holds its 6th Annual “Tree of Lights”
remembrance ceremony at the Cancer Center,
featuring its first art exhibit.

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KENNEDY Photo by Mick Rock

CELEBRATES
ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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2015 marked a major milestone in Kennedy’s story –
our 50th anniversary. We celebrated our proud past
and our bright future throughout the year, beginning
with our 50th Anniversary Gala, held in late February
at the Borgata in Atlantic City.

Featuring Philly’s own Hall & Oates – recent inductees
to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – it was a night to
remember. Nearly 1,000 guests put on their dancing
shoes to enjoy fine dining, plenty of dancing and much
camaraderie! The 50th Anniversary Gala also was
our biggest fundraiser to date, bringing in more than
$900,000 in support of our planned Community Health
Education Center.

In June, hundreds of guests – including current and
past hospital staff, physicians and board members,
along with many current associates and doctors –
mingled under the portico at Kennedy - Stratford to
celebrate our five decades of success at the hospital
where it all began! Two long-term Kennedy - Stratford
associates were tapped to unveil one-of-a-kind
artwork that was commissioned to commemorate our
past, present … and future. The collage of mementos
and memorabilia created by renowned artist Lawrence
Romorini was displayed in the Stratford lobby, with
duplicate pieces being created for the other two
hospital lobbies.

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AWARDS
& RECOGNITION

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2015 was a “banner year” for Kennedy in - The Kennedy Cancer Center
terms of public recognition for clinical was named a “Screening
excellence and patient safety initiatives. Center of Excellence” by the
National Lung Cancer Alliance
Notable achievements included: and a “Designated Lung Cancer
- All three Kennedy hospitals receiving an Screening Center” by the
“A” grade in both the Spring and Fall 2015 American College of Radiology.
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score.
- Kennedy Home Health Care
- Receiving the American Heart Association’s received a Four-Star Rating in the new
Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold-Plus Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) program;
Quality Achievement Award, the highest the only agency in Burlington, Camden and
recognition level. Gloucester counties to receive this high
rating. Kennedy Home Health Care was also
named a “Top Agency” of the Home Care Elite.

- Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford
received “Exemplar” status for its NICHE
program in support of elder care.

- Earning accreditation from the Healthcare - Kennedy Health Alliance (KHA) earns Level-3
Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) Recognition – the highest attainable – for its
for outstanding quality and safety standards. Patient-Centered Medical Home Model from
the National Committee on Quality Assurance.
- Being named a Top Performer on Key Quality KHA also received a Patient-Centered Innovation
Measures® by The Joint Commission for its Award from the NJ Academy of Family Physicians.
heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia,
surgical, children’s asthma and perinatal care. - Kennedy was named a “Top Workplace” by
Philly.com for the second year in a row.
- Earning national recognition for our Sepsis
Prevention Program. Kennedy was featured in
the American Hospital Association’s October
2015 newsletter; and presented about its
sepsis prevention efforts at a national webinar
on the topic offered by the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS)
Partnership for Patients program, geared
toward Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs).
Our Sepsis Prevention Program was also
featured in a New Jersey Hospital Association
webinar, as well as in the medical trade
journal, ED Management.

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FIRSTSCLINICAL

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Kennedy Health remains on the Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB)
cutting edge of new medical and surgical Kennedy began offering Electromagnetic
breakthroughs, and many new procedures, Navigational Bronchoscopy (ENB), which uses
tests and clinical services became available a combination of conventional and CT-virtual
for the first time in 2015. bronchoscopy, allowing clinicians to safely
navigate a catheter from the most peripheral
They include: aspects of the lungs to safely biopsy a nodule.

Medication Therapy Management Open Exposure Retrograde Stenting of
Kennedy Health Alliance and Kennedy’s Superior Mesenteric Artery
pharmacists launched the first Medication Kennedy began offering Open Exposure
Therapy Management (MTM) program in the Retrograde Stenting of Superior Mesenteric
region, aimed at improving patient outcomes Artery, a procedure used to increase blood flow
and decreasing polypharmacy risks. to the mesenteric artery, also known as the
gut, when there is a deficit.
Two-Level Cervical Disc Replacement
Kennedy’s first two-level cervical disc Laser Atherectomy
replacement procedure took place, using the Peripheral Laser Atherectomy, also introduced
FDA-approved Mobi-C® cervical disc replacement. at Kennedy in 2015, uses a catheter emitting
The procedure is designed to relieve neck and high-energy light (laser) to unblock an artery.
arm pain associated with degenerative disc The catheter is maneuvered through the vessel
disease or symptomatic cervical spine disease, until it reaches the blockage, which uses the
while allowing for greater spine movement. laser energy to essentially vaporize the blockage.

Center for Surgical Weight Loss Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Performed its 2,000th Case A surgical approach to treating degenerative
Kennedy’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss ankle arthritis, Total Ankle Arthroplasty – also
performed its 2,000th bariatric procedure. known as total ankle replacement – is now
The overall number of weight-loss surgery offered at Kennedy.
cases for the year increased substantially –
from 419 cases in 2014, to 471 in 2015. Linq Loop Recorder
Kennedy began using an insertable cardiac
Center for Perioperative Medicine monitor, also referred to as an insertable loop
Kennedy opened its new Center for Perioperative recorder (ILR) – a small, insertable device that
Medicine, which provides medical evaluation continuously monitors heart rhythms and
of ambulatory surgical patients in the hospital records them either automatically or when you
setting prior to their OR procedures, as well as use a hand-held patient assistant.
medical management post-operatively.
ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO),
now offered at Washington Township, uses a
pump to circulate blood through an artificial
lung back into the bloodstream of a very ill baby,
providing heart-lung bypass support outside of
the baby’s body.

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KENNEDY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PATIENT STATISTICS

Dec YTD 2015

PATIENTS AVERAGE
ADMITTED LENGTH
OF STAY
ER VISITS BIRTHS KENNEDY
BY THE
CH 6,695 CH 38,632 CH 5.5 CH N/A NUMBERS
ST 6,036 ST 41,924 ST 4.1 ST N/A
WT 12,987 WT 68,597 WT 4.5 WT 1,035 2015 Kennedy Health
Total 25,718 Total 149,153 Total 4.7 Total 1,035 Financial Highlights

SAME-DAY Hospital Surg Center Combined • Total Revenue
SURGERY $580,108,000
CH 1,602 CH N/A 13,447
ST 1,791 ST N/A • Total Assets
WT 3,437 WT 6,617 $603,933,000
Total 6,830 Total 6,617
• Charity Care
$9,900,000

• Capital
Improvements
$37,618,000

HOME ACUTE TOTAL ASSOCIATES
HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATES PER HOSPITAL
VISITS BEDS
CAMPUS

58,114 CH 196 4,613 CH 945
(Combined) ST 181 (Combined) ST 783
WT 230 WT 1,544
Total 607 Total 3,272

ASSOCIATES AT AMBULATORY AND MANAGEMENT FACILITIES 1,341

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KENNEDY HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION

As Kennedy Health celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015, it also celebrated a successful year
for fundraising by the Kennedy Health Care Foundation. The department had a tremendous impact
on charitable revenue efforts in its first full year of active fundraising under new leadership and
staff support. Sincere thanks to everyone who helped us achieve these fundraising milestones!

THE KENNEDY GALA: 5K RUN: GOLF OUTING:
$913,000 RAISED $30,000 RAISED
The Kennedy 50th Anniversary Kennedy’s inaugural 5K run $130,000 RAISED
Celebration Gala, featuring was held in conjunction The annual Kennedy Golf
headliners Daryl Hall & with Cancer Survivors Day in Outing sold out in record
John Oates, made history in June. More than 300 runners time, raising $130,000 to
2015. The Foundation raised participated, and $30,000 was support Kennedy’s Mental
$913,000 and 970 people raised by the Foundation to Health Outreach Program.
attended - both were a new support the Kennedy Cancer
Kennedy record. Net proceeds Center’s Hope & Healing 50TH ANNIVERSARY
benefit Kennedy’s Community Patient Assistance Fund.
Health Education Center. COMMEMORATIVE ART:
GRATEFUL
#GIVINGTUESDAY: PATIENT PROGRAM: $102,000 RAISED
$1,300 RAISED $16,000 RAISED The Foundation raised
The Foundation joined the The Grateful Patient $102,000 to fund a unique,
movement for #GivingTuesday, Program was introduced in three-dimensional piece of
raising $1,300 on this global 2015 to support Kennedy’s art chronicling Kennedy’s
day of giving. comprehensive quality history. This 50th anniversary
healthcare programs. More commemorative artwork has
than 145 donors contributed, been duplicated for placement
raising $16,000 at all three Kennedy campuses.
in support of Thank you to leadership,
Kennedy’s staff and clinicians whose
mission. generosity made this possible.
All donors are recognized
on a permanent plaque that
accompanies the artwork.

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COMMOUNUITTY REACH

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For nearly 30 years, Kennedy Health has
participated in fundraising for the March of Dimes’
March for Babies. Over the past 14 years, Kennedy’s
corporate sponsorship and fundraising totals have
exceeded $183,000. Coordinated by our Women’s
& Children’s Services staff, walkers are recruited
for the Gloucester County March for Babies
at Rowan University in Glassboro and various
wrap-around fundraisers are held system-wide.

The Kennedy Cancer Center hosts Cancer In 2015, Kennedy Health made a two-year
Survivors Day the first Sunday in June. In 2015, commitment to make the Food Bank of South
a highly successful Hope & Healing 5K run was Jersey (FBSJ) our regional charity. A food drive
incorporated into the day’s festivities. The event in November was held across the system, resulting
raised $27,000 for the Cancer Center’s Hope & in 1,742 lbs. of food donations. In December,
Healing Patient Assistance Fund. Kennedy’s Medical Staff donated $3,000 to the
food bank, enabling FBSJ to transport two tractor
trailers cross-country to retrieve food donations
from national manufacturers for distribution to
South Jersey residents in need.

Since 2009, Kennedy has sponsored an American
Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon team. In 2015, our
team raised $10,145 and was honored as one of
the Top 25 teams for its fundraising efforts.

For the past three years, Kennedy has been a Between 2011 and 2015, the Cancer Center’s
participant in September’s Bill Bottino Mud Run. Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund provided
In 2015, Kennedy placed first in fundraising approximately $164,000 for cancer survivors – for
($4,700); had the first, second and third place financial assistance (non-medical expenses) and a
highest individual fundraisers – Kathy Solari, RN; variety of free classes, such as art therapy, exercise,
Deborah Whealton, RN; and Ronni Whyte, RN – Well-Being Yoga and Reiki.
and had the second largest team, with 105
registered “Mud Runners.” As one of the Mud Kennedy supports the American Heart Association
Run’s three fundraising recipients, the Kennedy through the annual Southern N.J. Fall Heart
Cancer Center received a check for $64,000. Walk. In 2015, Kennedy associates raised $4,673
through walk donations, wrap-around fundraisers
and a Holiday Tea at The Merion.

Narcan is a nasal spray used as an antidote for
opiate drug overdoses. As part of Kennedy’s
efforts to work with law enforcement and give
back to the community, Kennedy agreed to absorb
the cost of approximately 1,500 Narcan kits used
by EMTs and law enforcement officers in Camden
County during 2015.

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SUPPVORETINTGERANS

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Kennedy Health has had a long tradition of The VHPC includes four health systems that, in
partnership with the NJHA and the Camden Coalition
supporting area veterans. of Healthcare Providers, comprise the South Jersey
Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative (SJBHIC).
In 2015, Kennedy was awarded a $1.4 million grant
from the New Jersey Department of Health to “The VHPC is a very important and much-
facilitate a more veteran- and military-friendly needed initiative for veterans in New Jersey,” said
network of integrated care within New Jersey. Collaborative Chair and Coalition member Russ
Kennedy is one of eight NJ health systems – Micoli, Vice President of Ambulatory Services
along with the New Jersey Hospital Association at Kennedy. “This multi-system effort, focusing
(NJHA), Rowan University School of Osteopathic on the needs of veterans and military families,
Medicine, Seton Hall University School of Law, dovetails nicely with the work being done by the
and several service providers – making up the SJBHIC and our focus on accessing behavioral
Veteran Health Provider Coalition (VHPC) health services. Kennedy is pleased to have been
that applied for the grant. It is being used to awarded this grant on behalf of the entire VHPC
develop and implement programming aimed at and we look forward to working with our partners
closing the gap between healthcare providers on this special initiative.”
and veterans. The project is also aimed at
improving health professionals’ skills in Also in 2015, Kennedy Health donated 22 wheel-
addressing specific issues and needs from a chairs to veterans’ organizations in Camden and
“veteran-centric” perspective. Gloucester counties. The wheelchairs were made
by more than 100 Kennedy managers during a
team-building exercise in October.

The following month, Kennedy hosted the annual
Camden County Military Service Medal Ceremony.
There, more than 30 area veterans, who had
served in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines,
were honored at a special event.

From left: Camden County veteran Frederick Ingram; Kennedy President & CEO Joseph W. Devine; Camden County
Freeholder Michelle Gentek-Mayer; Camden County veteran Bill Shayka; and Rev. Floyd White, Camden County
Director of Veterans Affairs present a wheelchair to Marine Veteran Edward Shayka of Voorhees. Kennedy presented
22 wheelchairs to Camden and Gloucester County veterans following a corporate team-building event.

Kudos to Our Volunteers

Kennedy Health is grateful to have the help and support of hundreds of community members
who volunteer at our facilities, or as auxiliary members. In 2015, more than 300 volunteers of
all ages contributed 34,000 hours of service to Kennedy patients, visitors and associates in more
than 50 areas throughout our health system.

One volunteer – Lucy Passamonti of Cherry Hill – reached a personal milestone of 33,000
hours of service to Kennedy. Another 57 Kennedy volunteers reached milestones for contributing
everything from 1,000 to 14,000 hours of service. We are grateful to them all!

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ACADMEMIEC DICINE

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Clinical Trials

As part of a larger initiative to ensure Kennedy The purpose of this study was to develop a process
patients have access to state-of-the-art care for, and evaluate the feasibility of, providing
close to home, our clinical and administrative genetic education and counseling for individuals
leaders support a comprehensive oncology through videoconferencing (telemedicine).
clinical research program.
The use of such technology facilitates access to
Clinical trials assist physicians in better identifying certified genetics counselors at the University of
individuals at risk for developing cancer, as well Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC)
as establishing new and improved ways to prevent, so patients at potential high risk for cancer do not
diagnose and treat the disease. need to travel outside of their local community.

The Kennedy Cancer Center offers cutting-edge In 2015, after successful completion of this pilot
therapies for patients through clinical trials within study, which did demonstrate the feasibility of
their own communities. Through participation in telegenetics, the Kennedy Cancer Center was
clinical trials, Kennedy physicians and patients
contribute to the evolution of personalized medicine one of only two sites invited to participate in
that recognizes the unique characteristics of another ACC, NCI-funded study, this one regarding
each person’s cancer – and potentially treats various approaches to patient education. The
them with the latest technology, procedures and study compares three approaches to providing
medications. genetic education and counseling: video-
conferencing, telephone contact and the
In 2014, the Kennedy Cancer Center first offered “traditional” approach that includes written
materials and in-person contact with genetic
Women in Steady Exercise Research (Wiser) ACC counselors. The trial’s goal is to determine
Study, funded by the National Cancer Institutes if one approach is more effective than the others
and led by renowned researcher Dr. Kathryn in providing genetic services to individuals at
Schmitz of the University of Pennsylvania. This increased risk for developing cancer.
study examined the effects of exercise and/or
weight loss on lymphedema, risk factors for If the study, which is ongoing, can prove that
breast cancer, and quality of life in women living telephone and/or videoconferencing are just
with breast cancer. as effective a method to provide genetic
education/counseling, access can be expanded
Kennedy has also participated in an NCI-funded to communities with limited opportunities to
study titled: “The Virtual Cancer Genetics obtain these services close to home. Ultimately,
through genetic education and counseling,
Clinic II: A pilot study of telemedicine delivery individuals who are at higher risk of developing
of cancer genetic services in community clinics.” cancer can learn about ways to reduce their
risks and be carefully monitored for early signs
of cancer.

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Graduate Medical Education at Kennedy

Kennedy University Hospital continues to have a robust training program for Interns,
Residents and Fellows from throughout the United States.
Of the 243 Interns, Residents and Fellows accepted into the Rowan University School of
Osteopathic Medicine’s (RowanSOM) program for the 2014-2015 school year, 154 rotated
through Kennedy’s hospitals on any given month.
New Jersey’s largest osteopathic training ground for primary care physicians, Kennedy
receives approximately 1,200 applications for 61 available first-year Internship slots.
While the majority of students who apply are recent graduates of the Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine and RowanSOM, applications are received from more
than 25 different osteopathic medical schools around the country.
“Kennedy is very much an in-demand academic medical center for physician training,”
said Christopher Barone, DO, Vice President of Medical Administration/Graduate Medical
Education. “Our reputation for excellence in education and hands-on training is
nationally known.”
Since 1968, Kennedy has supported the academic growth of more than 7,500 Interns,
Residents and Fellows. In keeping with the osteopathic tradition, more than half of
RowanSOM’s graduates pursue careers in primary care, and a full 55 percent remain
in-state to practice medicine.

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BOARD MEMBERS AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Kennedy Health System Kennedy Health Care Foundation
Board of Directors Board of Trustees
Anthony J. LaRatta, Esq., Co-Chair
Albert E. Smith, Chairman Bruce J. Paparone, Co-Chair
Bruce J. Paparone, Vice Chairman Surendra K. Bagaria, MD
Ronald L. Caputo, Secretary Bonnie D. Clark
Robert DiStanislao, Treasurer Brian W. Jones
Donald A. Barone, DO Christine Mazzola, CPA
Daniel Dalton Ernest B. Smith
Joseph W. Devine, FACHE (ex-officio)
John F. Durante Kennedy Health Executive Leadership
Michele A. Fletcher, CPA Joseph W. Devine, FACHE
Thomas J. Gallia, Ed.D. President & Chief Executive Officer
Joseph A. Maressa Jr., Esq. of Kennedy Health
Daniel J. Ragone, CPA
John P. Silvestri Thomas J. Balcavage
Senior Vice President of Technology
Kennedy University Hospital & Program Services
Board of Trustees
Helene Burns, MSN, RN
John F. Durante, Chairman Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President
John P. Silvestri, Vice Chairman of Clinical Services
Justice John E. Wallace Jr. (retired), Secretary
Rhonda S. Costello, Treasurer Carman Ciervo, DO, FACOFP, dist.
Melanie Angelo, DO Senior Vice President
William Barker & Chief Physician Executive
Robert I. Barsky, DO
Anthony Brown, DO David V. Condoluci, DO, MACOI
Ronald L. Caputo Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer
Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO (ex-officio)
Daniel Dalton H. Timothy Dombrowski, DO, MPH
Joseph W. Devine, FACHE (ex-officio) Chief Medical Officer
Robert DiStanislao
Michele A. Fletcher, CPA Jill C. Ostrem
Thomas J. Gallia, Ed.D. Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations
Wanda P. Hardy, EMBA
Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D. (ex-officio) Edward Sullivan, Esq.
Joseph A. Maressa Jr., Esq. Senior Vice President/Chief Legal Officer
Bruce J. Paparone
Daniel J. Ragone, CPA Glenn A. Zirbser
Albert E. Smith Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
John Lucas (Emeritus)

Ex-Officio
Joseph W. Devine, FACHE
Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO

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Editor
Nicole Pensiero
Corporate Director
Communications
Assistant Editors

Dana Earley
Corporate Manager

Communications
Michael Baratta
Communications

Specialist

© 2016 Kennedy Health


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