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John Patrick Ferguson

John Patrick Ferguson, American health facility administrator.


Ferguson, John Patrick was born on January 22, 1949 in Weehawken, New Jersey, United States. Son of Donald George and Margaret (Rienzo) Ferguson.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, St. Peter's College, 1970. Master of Business Administration in Hospital Administration, George Washington University, 1973. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Felician College, 2005.


Senior vice president, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, 1972-1981;vice president operations, Hackensack (New Jersey) Medical Center, 1981-1985;senior vice president, Hackensack (New Jersey) Medical Center, 1985;acting president, chief Executive officer, Hackensack (New Jersey) Medical Center, 1985-1986;president, chief Executive officer, Hackensack (New Jersey) Medical Center, since 1986. Member adjunct faculty New School for Social Research Graduate School Management and Urban Professions, New York City, 1978-1984. President Metropolitan Health Adminstrs., New York City,1977-1978.

Vice chairman of the board of trustees University Health Sys., Trenton, New Jersey, 1988-1990. Representative to county on teaching hospitals Association American Medical College, 1994-1997. Abstract presenter China-United States Conference on Managing Hospitals in 1990s.

Board directors Commerce Bank/North.


Trustee Garden State Arts Foundation, 2004—2007. Member jobs growth and economic development commission State of New Jersey, 2002. Co-chairman health transition team Governor-elect Jim McGreevey, 2001.

Trustee Molly Foundation for Diabetes Research, since 1995. Commissioner Economic Development Commission of City of Hackensack, 1996—2002. Founding commissioner Bergen County Economic Development Corporation, 1996—2007.

Member, board governors Greater New York Hospital Association, since 2000. Trustee St. Peter's College, 2000—2006. Member board directors Martha's Vineyard Hospital, Inc., since 2000.

Chairman board directors Martha's Vineyard Hospital, since 2002. Member exec advisory committee State of New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, 2000. Fellow: American College Healthcare Executives (regent, governor district II 1994-1999, Regents Recognition award 2004).

Member: Metropolitan Health Administration Association (Distinction award 1997), American Federation for Aging Research (board directors 1997—2000), Commerce and Industry Association New Jersey since 1996, (chairman's award for Outstanding Leadership 1997), American Heart Association (president Mid-Bergen division 1992-1993, board directors 1993-1994), Catholic Hospital Association, American Hospital Association.


Married Gene Marie Promersperger, January 16, 1971. Children: Adam, David, Kate.