In the middle of January, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was cresting. Holiday travel and gatherings pushed case numbers and hospitalizations higher and the outlook was not good. With the health care crisis worsening again, James Demetriades assumed a leading role in the fight. Demetriades was named CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, an institution where he had spent the last 17 years of his career.
In the latest edition of NJBIZ Conversations, Editor Jeff Kanige spoke with Demetriades about taking on the top job at a prominent health care system during the pandemic, his priorities for the future and the Plainsboro-based system’s expansion plans. “We want to embed our providers into additional geographies,” he said. “We’re looking at the Hillsborough market, the Pennington market, Robbinsville. People want care close to home and we believe that moving away from the campus- or institution-centric philosophy is going to best meet the needs of our patients.” Watch the full interview HERE.