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2013-04-01 – Elmer Hospital Welcomes Dave Yhlen as COO

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South Jersey Healthcare recently appointed Dave Yhlen, F.A.C.H.E, as the new chief operating officer of Elmer Hospital. Yhlen also serves as site administrator of the SJH Bridgeton Health Center and provides executive oversight for the system’s Behavioral Health Program.

“Dave brings a wealth of health care experience to South Jersey Healthcare,” said John DiAngelo, executive vice president and chief financial officer for South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. “His knowledge of service lines, process improvement and strategic development and implementation of new services and facilities makes him a valuable member of our senior management team.”

Prior to joining SJH’s leadership team this past December, Yhlen served as vice president of hospital operations at Virtua Memorial Hospital from 2004 to 2012. Before his time at Virtua, he was employed with Graduate Health System, Metropolitan Health System and Cooper University Health Care in various finance related positions.

Yhlen holds an M.B.A. from Eastern University, where he currently serves as adjunct faculty for the university’s masters in health care administration program. In addition, Yhlen maintains several professional affiliations. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a longstanding member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association – New Jersey Chapter. He has also volunteered with Samaritan Hospice in Marlton as a board member and officer since 1998.

SJH is a nonprofit, integrated health care system, providing access to a continuum of health services. SJH provides hospital services, numerous community health clinics, home health services, and specialty services, which serve the medical and health care needs of southern New Jersey residents.

April 9, 2013