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Friday, April 20, 2012 - South Jersey Healthcare announces new board leadership-Outgoing chairwoman honored for years of dedicated service

VINELAND, NJ (April 19) – South Jersey Healthcare’s trustees have elected a new officer to lead the organization’s Hospital Board of Trustees. David Robbins, Jr. will serve as the new chairman of the Hospital Board, bringing extensive professional and trustee experience to his new role.

“As we welcome our new board chairman, we also want to thank Ann Budde for her exemplary leadership,” said Chet Kaletkowski, president and CEO. “Her contributions as a board member over the last ten years have played a key role in the growth and success of our organization.”

Robbins has lived and worked in the Cumberland county area for many years. He joined South Jersey Industries (SJI) in 1997 and currently holds officer positions in several of SJI’s subsidiary companies including vice president, treasurer and secretary of South Jersey Energy Solutions (SJES), LLC, SJI’s non-regulated holding company.  His primary responsibilities involve directing the accounting, financial reporting and finance activities for SJES and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies.

Robbins has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Old Dominion University and is a certified public accountant.  He resides in Millville with his wife Patty and two children.

Serving with Robbins as officers of the board are: Vice Chairman, Hugh McCaffrey; Secretary, Michael Rossi III; and Treasurer, Gregory J. Facemyer.

In addition, the Hospital Board is proud to welcome the following new members: Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, president of Cumberland County College; Paul Ritter III, Secretary to the Board of Directors and CFO of The Cumberland Insurance Group; and Kimberly Wood, Cumberland County Deputy Administrator.

South Jersey Healthcare has two boards that have different, yet complimentary responsibilities. The Hospital Board of Trustees is primarily concerned with the day-to-day operations of the hospitals, including quality of care and patient satisfaction. The System Board is responsible for the overall strategic plan for all SJH services, including its hospitals; finances; and long-term planning. SJH Trustees are community volunteers elected to serve three-year terms.

South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health care services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of Southern New Jersey residents.