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James Blazar

Chief Strategy Officer

Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, NJ)

Mr. Blazar is chief strategy officer and executive vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health. He previously served in the same role at Hackensack University Health Network. He is responsible for regional strategic network growth and oversees annual health network and care transformation services line strategic planning and monitoring, network affiliate program growth, new business planning and development, marketplace trends, marketing, communications, public relations and sports sponsorships. He was part of the team that developed the first of its kind partnership and joint venture with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Together, with the marketing team developed the new brand positioning, logo and identity for Hackensack Meridian Health.