From central New Jersey to central Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine welcomed new chief executives this March to lead two of the health system’s regional entities. They share a commitment to community-based care with longstanding local traditions with the resources of a world-class academic medical center.

James Demetriades

CEO, Penn Medicine Princeton Health

James Demetriades, CEO of Princeton Health, stands in a circle with members of the Princeton Health dining services staff.“I have spent 17 years here because I believe it is an outstanding organization and I hope to provide the kind of strategic leadership that will continue to propel us forward. I am grateful to have a team of very knowledgeable and caring colleagues, the guidance of a highly committed board and the strength of the entire Penn Medicine system supporting our work.”

A member of the Princeton Health team for 17 years, Demetriades has been a key player in some of its most important milestones over the past several years — a transformative time that included joining the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Demetriades was most recently senior vice president and chief operating officer at Penn Medicine Princeton Health

He succeeds Barry Rabner, president and CEO since 2002, who retired in March.

Care for the Community

The majority of patients at Princeton Health, one of New Jersey’s most comprehensive health systems, come from Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties, while the service area for Princeton House Behavioral Health, a regional leader in behavioral health care, extends into South Jersey and the Jersey Shore area. Princeton Health also includes a unique community wellness program that engages 40,000 people each year.

Personal Pursuits

Demetriades is an avid runner whose favorite activities involve his wife, their two daughters, and being outdoors, especially hiking and boating in the Poconos.

Milestones Ahead

Princeton Health is extending its geographic footprint in the region, developing ambulatory sites from central Somerset County to the southeastern edge of Mercer County.

John J. Herman

CEO, Lancaster General Health

John Herman, CEO of Lancaster General Health, smiles and stands with one elbow resting on a wall.“I am immensely proud to be part of the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health family. Every employee — their abilities, passion and commitment — is what makes LG Health a strong organization that means so much to our community.”

As CEO of the North Shore Region for the Ochsner Health system in New Orleans, La., Herman led improved quality and safety outcomes, enhanced employee engagement and built a foundation for system growth for Ochsner Health’s network of hospitals, multispecialty ambulatory centers and more than 110 clinics on the North Shore in Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

At LG Health, he succeeds Jan L. Bergen, president and CEO since 2015, who retired in March after more than 20 years with LG Health.

Care for the Community

Lancaster County and its environs span a wide range of community needs and health challenges — from the urban life in Lancaster City to the rural surroundings that include Amish country. Serving the diverse health needs of this community, LG Health provides a comprehensive network of care, including outpatient and urgent care services and four hospitals with a total of 786 licensed beds.

Personal Pursuits

Also an outdoorsman, Herman grew up in rural, western New York. He enjoys camping and hiking with his family in New York’s Allegany State Park, which rests on the Pennsylvania and New York state line.

Milestones Ahead

LG Health’s Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute will open a proton therapy center in 2022.

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