Freehold Township – Veteran healthcare administrator Thomas Scott has been named president and chief executive officer of CentraState Healthcare System, the company announced Thursday.
Scott has served as CentraState’s Chief Operating Officer for the past seven years. He will replace John T. Gribbin, who is retiring after his 22 years at the hospital. He is scheduled to start on April 9th.
Scott is a “respected leader who has helped grow this organization to where it is today, and also has a strong vision for navigating the current and future challenges of the healthcare environment.” meeting.
CentraState operates a 284-bed hospital, four satellite offices and three senior living communities. The number of employees is 2,600.
Scott said CentraState will continue to integrate with partnered Morristown-based health company Atlantic Health System, first through a clinical partnership in early 2020 and then through a merger that will be completed in December 2021. take over to
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Scott, 52, lives in Manasquan with his two sons, Ryan and Dylan, both 20 years old. He has previously worked in medical administration at Stanford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Paterson, and Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains. In 2015 he joined CentraState as COO.
Since then, he has helped guide the hospital’s COVID-19 response and vaccination rollout. He is also involved in other major initiatives such as: Expansion of cardiovascular programs. New solar energy project. Over the next two years, he plans to add 60 primary care physicians and specialists.
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Michael L. Diamond is a business reporter who has written on the New Jersey economy and health care system for over 20 years. You can contact him at his [email protected].