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President, Population Health Hackensack Meridian Health

Patrick R. Young is president of Population Health for Hackensack Meridian Health, a $6.9 billion leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey. The network encompasses 17 hospitals, including three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals, nine community hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, two rehabilitation hospitals and more than 500 patient care sites and physician offices. 

As president, Mr. Young leads the division of Population Health and is responsible for accelerating the development of strategic priorities related to health care reform and population health management. He oversees a wide range of departments, including:

  • Hackensack Meridian Health Partners, Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinically integrated network;
  • Managed Care contracting;
  • Healthy Connections, the network’s Community Outreach and Social Determinants of Health programs;
  • Community Outreach;
  • Home Care which includes home care, hospice, personal care services, home infusion and durable medical equipment;
  • Hackensack Meridian Health’s three Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACO); and
  • Care Coordination as well as health insurance partnerships, and data analytics and data management.

He also serves as chairman of the board for Braven Health, the first and only New Jersey Medicare plan owned and operated jointly by a health insurer and health system. Braven Health launched in September 2020 and is built in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health.

Prior to Hackensack Meridian Health, Patrick served as chairman and chief executive officer for Noble Health Alliance where he was responsible for day-to-day executive, strategic, and operational leadership. While at Noble, he led the Alliance’s physician network, created clinical and claims data analysis capabilities, and developed innovative relationships with regional health care providers, insurers, and employers to help improve the quality and efficiency of health care. 

Patrick began his career in health care in the 1980s with US Healthcare, which was later acquired by Aetna. He rose through a series of increasingly responsible positions within Aetna, including president of business segments in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. 

In 2006 Patrick was named president of Aetna’s Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia markets. In this role, he had overall responsibility for sales, network contracting, product development, and relationships with business leaders and elected officials. 

Patrick holds a degree in Public Management from the University of Maine, and he is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters. He serves on an advisory board for PatientPing, a health care technology company. Formerly, Patrick served on the board of the Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. He is founder and former president of New Hope/Solebury Pop Warner Football. He has also served on the board of the Lower Bucks County Red Cross and the American Diabetes Association of Central/Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.