Joseph Hugar is a highly engaged and transformational healthcare executive with 30 years of senior leadership experience across the entire continuum of care. Joe serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Acuity Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey. Prior to joining the Acuity team, he served as President and CEO at a 220-bed acute care hospital with 21 outpatient and diagnostic centers. Joe has supervised various complex acute medical centers and large portfolios of diagnostic ambulatory care centers, rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, senior housing, home health and hospice organizations. With a proven track record of meeting and exceeding clinical, financial and satisfaction metrics; Joe has operated in for-profit, not-for-profit and faith-based hospital systems. Joe and his wife, Mary, have three grown children and are expecting their sixth grandchild. He enjoys long distance biking and logs over 100 miles per week. He also enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking, mentoring the healthcare workforce and time spent with family and friends.