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Eugene Phillips Mortensen

Eugene Phillips Mortensen, American hospital administrator. Decorated Bronze Star.


  • Mortensen, Eugene Phillips was born on March 28, 1941 in New York City. Son of Eugene Phillips and Mary (Hogarty) Mortensen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Seton Hall University, 1963. Master of Science in Management, Frostburg State University, 1974. Master in Professional Studies, Cornell University, 1976.


    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1963, advanced through grades to colonel, 1984. Retired, 1994; medical budget advisor Office Army Surgeon General, Cholon, Vietnam, 1968-1969. Chief materials management branch and test and standards Office of Compt., Office Surgeon General, Washington, 1969-1971.

      Chief systems division and health care system branch United States Army Health Services Data Systems Agency, Fort Detrick, Maryland, 1971-1974, resigned, 1974. Assistant administrator for general services St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey, 1976-1979, for clinical services, 1979-1983, vice president clinical services, 1983-1989, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1989-1992. Senior vice president for operation, chief operating officer Jersey City Medical Center, 1992-1997.

      Chief operation officer Liberty Home Care Agency, 1994-1997. Vice chair Hudson Perinatal Consortium, 1996-1997. Senior consultant Healthcare Direct Market Reseller Consultng Group, Jersey City, New Jersey, since 1998.


    • Member editorial board Perinatal Newsletter, 1984-1992.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Coach Upper Saddle River (New Jersey) Soccer Association, since 1986. Webelos den leader cub scouts, Boy Scouts American, Upper Saddle River, 1986-1990, assistant scoutmaster, since 1990. Trustee New Jersey Visiting Health Services, Totawa, 1988-1992.

    Trustee, member advisory board Passaic Valley Hospice, Totawa, 1986-1992. Board trustees Hudson County Occupational Center, since 1993. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives (council regents).

    Member American Hospital Association, New Jersey Hospital Association (council on government relations 1992-1994), Paterson C. of Chamber (board directors 1989-1992).


    • Married Ellen Louise McDavitt, August 8, 1964. Children: Jeffrey Phillips, Jennifer-Kristine McDavitt.
    • father: Eugene Phillips Mortensen
    • mother: Mary (Hogarty) Mortensen
    • spouse: Ellen Louise McDavitt
    • children: Jeffrey Phillips Mortensen
    • Jennifer-Kristine McDavitt Mortensen
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    Born March 28, 1941