Jefferson Health of New Jersey on Friday named Brian Sweeney president and chief operating officer.
Sweeney was appointed interim president in early March, replacing the New Jersey division’s previous president, Joseph Devine who remains with the organization in an enterprise role.
A 23-year Jefferson Health veteran, since joining the New Jersey leadership team has Sweeney managed through many operational challenges surrounding the COVID-19 crisis as South Jersey emerged as one of the early regional hotspots for the virus. He most recently led daily hospital operations across all Thomas Jefferson University Hospital campuses in Philadelphia as chief operating officer, as well as leading the enterprise’s digestive health and transplant service lines, among other roles.
“Throughout this pandemic, Brian has demonstrated strong leadership skills, decisiveness, and operational aptitude,” said Jefferson Executive Vice President and Enterprise Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Conners. “In just three months, he has built strong partnerships with his leadership team, physicians and staff, and Jefferson New Jersey board members.”