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Welcome New Chief Medical Officer

Michael Maron is President/CEO of Holy Name Medical Center.

Please join me in welcoming Adam D. Jarrett, MD to Holy Name Medical Center as our new Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Jarrett brings a distinguished background as both clinician and administrator, having practiced internal medicine in Bergen County for 13 years before pursuing hospital leadership opportunities in upstate New York. We're pleased that he has returned to this area and joined our Medical Center.

As CMO, Dr. Jarrett will be an essential member of our team, a physician/administrator whose experience will help us address the challenges we face in today's dynamic healthcare environment, while acting as a liaison between the medical staff and administration. His role entails formulating policies, procedures and practices that are aligned with our organization's long-range planning and development, as well as with newly emerging national healthcare initiatives. He will oversee medical staff services to ensure delivery of the highest standard of patient care, with a focus on clinical effectiveness, patient safety and quality.

Over the next several months, Dr. Jarrett will be getting to know Holy Name better. It would be helpful for him to meet as many of our physicians as possible, so I encourage you to stop by his office and introduce yourself.

Adam D. Jarrett, MD, MS, FACHE

Adam D. Jarrett, MD, MS, FACHE has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Holy Name Medical Center. Dr. Jarrett, an internal medicine physician, possesses a broad and valuable skill set that encompasses hospital leadership experience, clinical expertise, practice management experience and formal management education. He has demonstrated proficiency in performance and quality improvement, medical education, conflict management and negotiation, managed care contracting and corporate compliance.

He comes to HNMC from Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg, NY, where he has been Chief Medical Officer since 2005. Dr. Jarrett is also President of Claxton Medical P.C., and Medical Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. He is a peer reviewer for the New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct and, until recently, also served as the Medical Director of United Helpers Nursing Home for United Helpers in Ogdensburg.

Prior to his work with Claxton-Hepburn, Dr. Jarrett was Managing Physician of Prospect Medical Offices in Midland Park, NJ and a Collaborating Physician for Valley Community Care in Hawthorne, NJ. During that period, Dr. Jarrett was affiliated with The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, where he was a member of the Department of Medicine. Prior to that, he was a member of the voluntary teaching staff of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College, where he had completed his residency in internal medicine/primary care and won the award for top primary care physician.

Dr. Jarrett earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine and his master's of science in health care management from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.