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Hearing By Senate’s Fiscal Recovery Strategists

Trenton – The Senate’s team of economic recovery strategists working to develop ways to safely restart the state’s economy will conduct a public hearing on Monday to get input from health care professionals, Senator Paul Sarlo said today.
 The remote hearing will be held on Monday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. and will be publicly accessible via the Office of Legislative Services’ website:
“We want to hear from the health care providers whose hospitals and staffs are heroically responding to the COVID-19 crisis while their facilities are losing the revenue they need to function,” said Senator Sarlo. “We need to identify strategies to support an economic recovery in ways that protect the health and safety of workers and the people they serve. New Jersey’s health care community is one of our most valuable assets.”
The participants in the hearing will include two panels:  
            Hospital Chief Executive Officers
Bob Garrett, CEO    CEO, Hackensack-Meridian Health.   
Barry Ostrowsky      President and CEO, RWJ-Barnabas Health.   
Mike Maron             CEO, Holy Name Hospital. 
            Medical Professional Associations
Dr. Marc Levine       Chairman, Medical Society of New Jersey.  
Dr. Tom Rossi          President, New Jersey Dental Association.  
Jeff Shanton             President, NJ Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
In addition to Senator Sarlo, the chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, the members include Senator Steve Oroho, the Senate Republican Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore M. Teresa Ruiz and Senator Troy Singleton.
Subsequent hearings will focus on local government services, and the business community, including downtown, Main Street businesses, Senator Sarlo said.