New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute

Regional Leader Information

Region: New Jersey, New York
Covered Counties: All

Primary Contact: Adelisa Perez
Title: Director of Quality 
Address: P.O. Box 2246 Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 609-452-5980

Secondary Contact: Linda Schwimmer
Title: President & CEO

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute is the only independent, nonpartisan, multi-stakeholder advocate for health care quality in New Jersey. We are committed to improving health care quality and safety, expanding access to good care, and controlling costs for employers and consumers.

Our mission is to undertake projects and promote system changes that ensure that quality, safety, accountability and cost-containment are closely linked to the delivery of health care services in New Jersey.

The Quality Institute convenes a unique community. Our members come from every health care interest: consumer groups, physicians, nurses, health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, employers, unions; foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and innovators.

We are the only place in New Jersey where competitors, friends, advocates, industry, reformists and others sit together and objectively discuss health care policy. We believe that collaboration is essential to improving health care.

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute is also the Leapfrog Regional Leader for New York and covers all hospitals there as well. 


Market Information

Geographic coverage: New Jersey                                                                             

Population: 8,864,590 (2012)

List of area’s largest employers (by employee size):

Wakefern Food Corp/Shop Rite (Private) = 35,952
Saint Barnabas Healthcare System (Private) = 19,600

Verizon (Public) = 18,000

Park Place Entertainment (Public) = 16,000

AT&T Corp (Public) = 15,000

Merck & Co (Public) = 12,722

Prudential Financial (Public) = 12,321

RWJ Health System & Network (Private) = 11,371

Hospital characteristics (total number of general acute care facilities): 70 Hospitals in New Jersey
NJ Health Care Systems:
Atlantic Health System (5 hospitals)
Atlanticare (2 hospitals)
Cape Regional Health System (1 hospital)
Capital Health System (2 hospitals)
CarePoint Health System (3 hospitals)
CentraState Health System (1 hospital)
Community Health System (1 hospital)
Cooper Health System (1 hospital)
Englewood Health System (1 hospital)
Hackensack Meridian Health System (12 hospitals)
Hunterdon Healthcare System, Inc. (1 hospital)
Jefferson Health System (3 hospitals)
Penn Medicine Health System (1 hospital)
Prime Healthcare Services Health System (4 hospitals)
RWJ Barnabas Health System (11 hospitals)
Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (1 hospital)
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (2 hospitals)
St. Luke’s Healthcare System (1 hospital)
Trinity Health System (1 hospital)
Valley Health System (1 hospital)
Virtua Health (5 hospitals)

The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute is also the Leapfrog Regional Leader for New York and covers all hospitals there as well. 

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