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PRINCETON, NJ (January 26)—Chet Kaletkowski, FACHE, President and CEO of South Jersey Healthcare, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Executive Regent’s Award on January 16 at the organization’s Annual Breakfast Meeting, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the New Jersey Hospital Association.

The award was bestowed on Mr. Kaletkowski by Terrence Cahill, EdD, FACHE, ACHE’s Regent for New Jersey, and Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.  The Senior- Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE.

Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession; leadership 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.

“Chet has been an outstanding CEO for our health system and extremely active civically,” said Russell Gillespie, Chairman of the SJH System Board of Directors. “His leadership, with the support of all employees and managers, is why South Jersey Healthcare continues to excel.”

Mr. Kaletkowski has served as president and CEO for South Jersey Healthcare since June of 1999.  Prior to this, he served as president and CEO of Memorial Health Alliance (now a part of the Virtua Health System) in Mount Holly, New Jersey from 1985 to 1998.

Mr. Kaletkowski holds Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence.  He is a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board and a past chairman of the New Jersey Hospital Association. He is also a past vice chairman of the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of the Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce. Kaletkowski served as a member of the Mount Holly Rotary for ten years and served for two years on the Wharton Advisory Board for the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, which is a part of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kaletkowski received his bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University, Long Branch, NJ in 1971 and his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 1974 from George Washington University in Washington D.C.
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American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its affiliates.