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Joseph Chirichella Named to NJBiz’s 2022 Health Care Power 50

Joseph Chirichella
President and CEO, Joseph Chirichella

NJBiz included Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s President and CEO Joseph Chirichella in its 2022 Health Care Power 50. NJBiz’s write-up noted: “This year marks a big birthday for Deborah Heart and Lung Center – its 100th – and the hospital is embarking on a $108 million renovation to coincide with the milestone, dubbed DEBORAH100: The Project. February’s groundbreaking for the work marks the first major capital expansion at the Browns Mills Campus since the 1990s. At the head of the Center, and the work there, is President and CEO Chirichella, who’s has been with Deborah for more than 35 years and in the top leadership spots since 2010. He’s been a lynchpin in building relationships in the region, like the Capital Health Emergency Department at Deborah. And HeroCare Connect, in partnership with Cooper Health System, which provides medical services to active-duty military personnel and veterans (The Center’s neighbor is Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst). And at 100, Deborah is still earning high marks: In the most recent bi-annual, statewide cardiac surgery assessment from the New Jersey Department of Health, Deborah had the lowest risk of surgery mortality in New Jersey. In the report, the statewide mortality rate averaged 1.80%; Deborah’s own was much lower than that at 0.18%.”

NJBiz 2022 Health Care Power 50 Slideshow

Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ is an 89-bed teaching hospital that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, research, and treatment of heart, lung, and vascular diseases. Founded in 1922, Deborah has been a regional and nationally recognized leader throughout its 100-year history, during which time it has healed 2.3 million patients from every corner of the United States and 87 countries in the world. From performing the first open heart surgeries (adult and pediatric) in New Jersey, to running one of the highest volume left-ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant programs in the region, Deborah has stood at the forefront of medical innovation, all while never wavering from its founding mission “there is no price on life.” Deborah is consistently recognized as a leader in patient care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ranked among the top hospitals in New Jersey for patient satisfaction; holds a top-tier Society of Thoracic Surgeons rating which places Deborah among the best cardiac surgery programs in the country; and is designated a national Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group. Deborah is an Alliance member of the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. 

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