Virtua Health President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Pullin was named one of 2020’s Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.
The recognition program by Modern Healthcare honors executives who are influencing policy and care-delivery models across the country and highlights the continued need to nurture diversity in health care organizations.
“I’m honored to receive this important award and represent South Jersey,” said Pullin. “True success and fulfillment always begins with people, so I’m excited to continue placing the health and wellbeing of our region at the forefront of everything we do at Virtua Health.”
Pullin led Virtua Health’s acquisition and integration of Lourdes Health System last year .
Modern Healthcare said that Pullin is “dedicated to mentoring and sponsoring minorities in leadership” and that he prioritizes diversity and inclusion in ways that engage all employees.
In 2019, for example, he introduced the organization-wide “Culture of We” with the intent of supporting retention, fostering innovation, and creating forums for recognition and sharing.
“Dennis understands that, as the leader of one of South Jersey’s largest private employers, he has an amplified voice for addressing important social issues and advocating for reform,” said David Kindlick, chairman of the Virtua Health Board of Trustees. “He takes this responsibility to heart, and is making a difference in our region and beyond.”
Pullin recently launched a podcast, “Here for Good,” to which he invites people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to discuss tactics for building community and creating meaningful change.
The profiles of all the honorees appear in the February 17 print issue of Modern Healthcare and at ModernHealthcare.com/Top 25Minorities.