ACUITY HEALTHCARE NAMES MONICA TITUS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF LOURDES SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
Charlotte, North Carolina – (October 25, 2016) – Acuity Healthcare, a 100% employee owned long term acute care hospital (LTACH) is pleased to announce Monica Titus, MBA, BSN, RN, is named CEO of Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey. Titus, who is currently the CEO for Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey, Atlantic City, (AHNJ) will serve as the CEO for both of the area’s two specialty hospitals.
With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Titus was a natural selection for the post. Before joining Acuity Healthcare, Titus served as Trauma Program Director, Neurosciences Institute Director and Critical Care Extenders Director for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. She held many leadership positions, including directing clinical and administrative operations, coordinating and developing clinical and educational programs, and managing finances.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me as I lead two of the region’s premier specialty hospitals. This opportunity affords me to make a difference and that is what we do here every day. We make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. Our teams treat all of our patients as their own family,” said Titus.
“Monica is a proven leader, a professional in every aspect of health care,” said Ed Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Healthcare. “She has extensive medical expertise, and leads with vision and strategy. Her enthusiasm is an inspiration. She’s decisive and leads by example.”
Titus began her career as a clinical registered nurse, providing care in acute care hospitals. In the ensuing 20 years, she worked as a trauma nurse, served as a resource nurse, a trauma case manager, a trauma registry/performance improvement coordinator and developed many other programs and services. Her vast career includes serving as an instructor teaching courses highlighting advanced trauma and the fundamentals of critical care.
Titus currently serves a board member of Acuity Healthcare Quality advisory committee. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), The New Jersey Hospital Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership group. Titus is currently pursuing to become board certified in healthcare management as a fellow of ACHE (FACHE).
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Widener University in 1991, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health and Medical Services from Widener in 2000.
Both hospitals are specifically designed and staffed to provide intensive care to patients who are either ventilator dependent or have other medically complex conditions such as extensive non-healing wounds, infections, system failures or complications from surgery. The hospital utilizes a physician led interdisciplinary team of highly skilled clinicians who develop a customized plan of care designed to support and effectively treat some of the most complex clinical conditions found in healthcare.
Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey (AHNJ) is a 30-bed Long Term Acute Care. AHNJ was the first hospital in New Jersey to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification as a provider of healthcare services including acute, medical, surgical, critical care and dialysis. AHNJ operates within AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Atlantic City Campus, on the newly renovated 5th floor of the Wellness and Friendship Pavilion.
Lourdes Specialty Hospital
Lourdes Specialty Hospital (LSH) is a 69-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital. LSH is conveniently located in Burlington County, New Jersey, on the campus of Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Acuity Healthcare is a 100% employee owned (ESOP) long term acute care hospital (LTACH) company founded in 2001, with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages six LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas. Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey is jointly owned by Acuity Healthcare and AtlantiCare Health Services. To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit: www.acuityhealthcare.net.