Apr 2, 2024 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Announces Appointment of New Vice President of Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management

Meghan McCord-ZaroHamilton Township, NJ, April 1, 2024 - Lisa Breza, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Chief Administrative Officer for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, and on behalf of hospital Senior Leadership, announced the promotion of Meghan McCord-Zaro, RN, BSN, MSJ, CPHRM, to Vice President of Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management, effective April 1, 2024. In her new role, Meghan will be responsible for quality, patient safety, accreditation activities, disease management, patient experience and will continue to have oversight of her current responsibilities.

Meghan most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Risk and Regulatory Compliance at RWJUH Hamilton, where she was responsible for claims and litigation management, and insurance compliance and reporting. She also had oversight of the Medical Staff Office, the root cause analysis process and serves as the hospital’s Privacy Officer. Meghan has been with RWJUH Hamilton since 2019. She will continue to report to Seth Rosenbaum, MD, MMM, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, RWJUH Hamilton.

“Meghan is passionate about our organization and the quality and safety of the care we provide,” says Lisa Breza, Chief Administrative Officer. “Her leadership and extensive experience make her ideally suited to lead the way in ensuring that we always provide the highest quality care to every patient, every time.”

Meghan’s healthcare career has spanned more than 25 years, with clinical experience in hospital and ambulatory settings, surgical office practice, surgical and neurocritical care, peri-operative services and endoscopy. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in quality, patient safety, risk management, patient relations, regulatory compliance, occupational health and safety. She has had a successful career in which she has initiated High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles, increased occurrence reporting, opened new licensed healthcare facilities, launched and implemented software platforms for processes such as occurrence reporting, contract management, and EMR’s, and negotiated medical malpractice and healthcare facility insurance contracts.

Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University and holds a Master of Science in Jurisprudence from Seton Hall Law School where she majored in Healthcare Law and Intellectual Property. She is a Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management.

“When it comes to healthcare delivery, our most important responsibility is to make certain that safety and quality of care are paramount in everything we do,” says Meghan. “I am honored to have been given the opportunity to continue to collaborate with our outstanding clinicians and team members to ensure we are always delivering the best experience for all and providing safe, reliable care to our patients and the communities we serve.”

About RWJUH Hamilton

Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, serves Mercer County as well as a larger five-county region of New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Cancer Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to its cancer center, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. RWJUH Hamilton is Joint Commission Certified, Primary Stroke Center Certified from The Joint Commission, and a Center for Excellence from The Joint Commission for stroke, spine surgery and hip and knee replacement and is MAGNET® Recognized from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

RWJUH Hamilton’s other specialties include heart and vascular care, including emergency and elective angioplasty, heart failure intervention program, groundbreaking therapies and new surgical techniques with an innovative team of neurosurgeons, subspecialty neurologists, and neuroscience researchers coupled with the specialty-trained support staff, treatment and care for minor injuries and life-threatening illnesses, outpatient diagnostic and treatment services and medical/surgical services, bariatric surgery, wound care, women’s health, geriatrics/ senior health and wellness care, infusion services, outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, including cardiac rehab, orthopedic rehab, speech therapy, aquatic therapy, a balance and hearing center and sleep center.