Dr. Adam Jarrett, the highly regarded chief medical officer at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, has elected to take a paid leave of absence.
His absence is tied a dispute regarding “management priorities” — a dispute that led him to contact the board of trustees of the hospital. It is not related to patient care in any way, ROI-NJ has learned.
Holy Name CEO Mike Maron released the following statement:
“Dr. Adam Jarrett has elected to take a paid leave of absence while a subcommittee of the board reviews email communications related to managerial priorities sent by Dr. Jarrett to the board.
“Holy Name takes all matters of this nature very seriously. The subcommittee of the board, together with an independent investigator, are in the process of expeditiously investigating the matters communicated in Dr. Jarrett’s email.
“We expect that investigation to be concluded soon and then an appropriate course of action shall be determined. It is Holy Name’s policy to keep confidential the substance of, and not to comment on, any ongoing investigations.”
Holy Name was one of the hardest-hit hospitals in the opening weeks and months after the COVID-19 pandemic reach the United States. Jarrett helped Holy Name plan and lead its response — and took over for Maron, when Maron was forced to quarantine at home for two weeks after contracting COVID himself.
Last winter, Jarrett published a book on his experiences battling COVID-19.
Last fall, Jarrett was among the “Hospital Heroes” honored by ROI-NJ during our ROI Influencers: Health Care edition.