That's why Richard Peck, editor of Nursing Homes, says the magazine chose the president and CEO of St. Barnabas Health System as a member of its editorial advisory board.
Anyone familiar with St. Barnabas might view Peck's comment as an understatement. Day, who has been with St. Barnabas for 34 years, heads an organization that provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient health care services, with care ranging from family medicine to post-hospital nursing care to carriage homes for seniors. It includes two skilled nursing centers, two assisted living residences, two retirement communities, an outpatient medical center and a charitable foundation.
The health system's business acumen was acknowledged in 1995 with the Arthur Andersen Enterprise Award for Best Business Practices.
Since 1987, Day and St. Barnabas have hosted an annual leadership conference attended by many of the region's prominent business government leaders.