Somerset redevelopment agency honors Saint Peter’s president

Leslie Hirsch honored by the The Central Jersey Community Development Corp. (4/28/17 Photo by John O’Boyle)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, interim CEO and president of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is presented with the Central Jersey Community Development Corporation’s Legacy Leadership Award by The Rev. DeForest “Buster” Soaries, chairman and CEO of the CJCDC, during the organization’s annual corporate recognition breakfast held Friday, April 28, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.

Hirsch was recognized for his contributions toward a growing relationship between the CJCDC and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in helping the CJCDC revitalize a distressed community and “reshaping the landscape of an area rife with urban blight” in the Somerset section of Franklin, Soaries said.

The CJCDC also honored Jason Redd, Esq., senior counselor to state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Cumberland, Gloucester, and Camden, with the Community Advocate Award; Kenneth Myers, Synchrony Bank, with the Corporate Partner Award; and Eric LeGrand, paralyzed former Rutgers University football player and founder, Team Legrand, with the Chris Kjeldsen Community Service Award.

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees the system’s outpatient facilities including the CARES Surgicenter and the New Brunswick Cardiac Cath Lab. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System visit or call 732-745-8600.



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