Kevin J. Slavin has serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Health, an integrated multi-hospital major academic healthcare system based in Paterson, New Jersey. He is responsible for the overall strategic, clinical, academic and operational functions of St. Joseph’s Health, which encompasses St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Visiting Health Services of NJ and numerous ambulatory and physician sites throughout northern North Jersey.
A results-oriented executive with three decades of healthcare industry leadership experience and expertise, Mr. Slavin has demonstrated abilities to deliver high quality services, exceptional financial performance and lead organization-wide transformations in highly diverse organizations and communities.
Mr. Slavin’s career encompasses senior management roles, predominantly in New Jersey. Prior to coming to St. Joseph’s in December 2014, Mr. Slavin served as President and Chief Executive Officer at East Orange General Hospital, Essex County; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, Passaic County; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Clare’s Health System, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer and Vice President for Ambulatory Care at St. Clare’s Hospital, Morris County; and Vice President for Planning and Marketing at Dover General Hospital and Medical Center, Morris County, NJ. He started his career in healthcare as an Orderly at the prestigious Craig Rehabilitation Institute in Englewood, Colorado.
Mr. Slavin received his Masters degree in Health Administration (MHA) at the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Business with an emphasis in Financial Management. He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
He has received numerous recognitions throughout his career, including the American College of Healthcare Executives New Jersey Senior Executive Award, Community Leadership Award from the Morris County Organization of Hispanic Affairs, Community Service Award from the Caribbean Medical Mission and recognition from the East Orange Democratic Committee as a Jewel of the Community.
Mr. Slavin is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the New Jersey Hospital Association (2013-present), a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Trustee and Past Chairman of the Hospital Alliance of New Jersey (2005-present), inaugural Chair of the Healthcare Coalition of Passaic County and has held a variety of legislative appointments to healthcare boards, commissions and task forces.
A native of Trenton, he and his wife, Wendy, live in Hackettstown, NJ. They have five children and six grandchildren.