Chilton Hospital’s Deborah Zastocki Appointed to William Paterson University’s Board of Trustees|
Chilton Hospital President and CEO Deborah K. Zastocki, DNP, RN, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees of William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Trustees are appointed by the governor on the advice and consent of the State Senate.
“We are delighted that Deborah Zastocki is joining our Board of Trustees,” said Kathleen Waldron, president of William Paterson University. “As the first woman president of Chilton, she has focused on personalized patient care and implemented advancements at Chilton that have become industry models. Her experience as a state-wide leader in health care brings valuable expertise to our University, so noted for its nursing and allied health programs.”
Zastocki has served as president and CEO of Chilton Hospital since 2004. She has been with Chilton since 1990, initially as vice president of patient care services. Zastocki has also served the hospital as senior vice president for clinical services and operations, as well as chief operating officer/chief nurse executive before her current position of president and CEO. Prior to joining Chilton, she served in administrative positions with Newton Memorial Hospital and St. Clare’s Health System.
In 2002, Zastocki advanced to Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of health care, an honor that is considered the pinnacle of achievement in health care management. She has served as president of the Association of Health Care Executives of New Jersey (AHENJ), receiving its Annual Distinguished Service Award in 2005.
Zastocki’s numerous accolades include the 2010 NJBIZ Best 5 Women in Business Award, Garden State Magazine’s 2008 Woman of the Year Award for Healthcare and an Executive Women of New Jersey’s 2006 Salute to the Policy Makers Awards Dinner Honoree. On October 24, 2012, she will be one of 19 nurses statewide who will receive the “Diva” award from the Institute for Nursing, the Foundation of the New Jersey State Nurses Association, for making an extraordinary impact on the nursing profession and the health community. Zastocki has served many community and professional organizations, including the New Jersey Hospital Association Policy Development Committee, the American College of Healthcare Executives Programs, Products and Services Committee and the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce. She is the co-author of “Health Care: A Technical Manual for the Professional Nurse” and “Home Care: Patient and Family Instructions.”
Zastocki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with highest distinction from the University of Rhode Island. She earned a Master of Arts degree in nursing and a Master of Education degree in community health, both from Columbia University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the MotherBaby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.