Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, Christian Health Care Center’s (CHCC) President and CEO, has been appointed Chair of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). This not-for-profit trade organization is committed to delivering support and services to the state’s hospitals, health systems, and other health-care providers, with a collective goal of providing quality, affordable, and accessible health care statewide. With this appointment, Mr. Struyk becomes the first executive representing long-term/post-acute care and behavioral health to serve as Chair.
“The New Jersey Hospital Association is honored and fortunate to have Doug at the helm this year,” says Cathy Bennett, President and CEO of NJHA. “He is a thoughtful health-care leader, who has spent his career focused on the needs of all New Jerseyans, and especially our most vulnerable populations. Doug’s ability to look through both a microscope at the here-and-now, but also a telescope at what is on the horizon, is going to serve NJHA and the industry well as we continue on the road ahead.”
NJHA, which was founded in 1918, provides leadership in advocacy, policy analysis, quality and financial data, education, and community outreach. The organization’s membership represents nearly 400 health-care organizations including hospitals, health systems, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice providers, and other health-care businesses and educational institutions.
“The New Jersey Hospital Association and its members have a tremendous heritage of working to improve the lives of the residents of New Jersey,” Mr. Struyk says. “I am humbled and honored to work alongside my fellow board members in supporting NJHA’s President, Cathy Bennett, and her outstanding NJHA team during the year ahead.”
Mr. Struyk was appointed to the NJHA Board in 2014, and since then has served as chair of numerous committees within the organization. Throughout his more than 30 years of leadership at CHCC, Mr. Struyk has led with integrity, professionalism, and strong core values, and has presided over a period of significant expansion in response to community need. Under his leadership, CHCC was recognized as a Gold – Excellence in Quality recipient by the American Health Care Association and national Center for Assisted Living.
As the battle against COVID-19 continues, Mr. Struyk remains committed to leading the charge to protect and improve the health of the people of New Jersey. He is a tireless advocate for those under CHCC’s care as well as in the community, and regularly meets with state and federal legislators to advocate for resources needed for the delivery and accessibility of high-quality health care.