CEOs of New Jersey, Indiana hospitals test positive for COVID-19

The CEOs of hospitals in New Jersey and Indiana have tested positive for COVID-19, according to news reports. 

Editor's note: This article was updated March 23 at 2:15 CDT.

New Jersey

The CEO of Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a March 20 announcement cited by NorthJersey.com.

Holy Name President and CEO Michael Maron is continuing to work remotely and is being monitored by the hospital's telemedicine program. 

"I continue to work from home," Mr. Maron said. "Thanks to technology, I am in constant 'virtual' touch with Holy Name's leadership team."

Holy Name and Teaneck have been at the epicenter of the outbreak in New Jersey's Bergen County, according to NorthJersey.com. The county had 249 COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 28 percent of the state's 890 cases.

Indiana

Bryan Mills, the president and CEO of Indianapolis-based Community Health Network, tested positive for COVID-19, the system said.

Mr. Mills informed the system's 16,000 employees about his diagnosis in an email March 23. He is leading and planning the health system's response to the pandemic through remote meetings. He said some of his responsibilities may need to be delegated to other leaders who are on-site at Community Health Network. 

In his email to employees, Mr. Mills said, "I am as awed as ever by the dedication of our caregivers, stepping up to the ongoing challenge of this pandemic with compassion, courage, and innovation."

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