Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital dedicates Sullivan Lounge in honor of longtime chief legal officer

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital dedicated the Edward and Patricia Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge earlier this month in honor of Ed Sullivan, the health system’s longtime chief legal officer, who served the hospital for more than 40 years.

Dozens of former friends, family, board members and past colleagues came out to honor Sullivan, who served as the chief legal officer for Kennedy Health and Jefferson Health – New Jersey from 1975-2019.

For more than 40 years, Sullivan provided expert legal guidance and played a key role in many important milestones in Kennedy’s history, including the 1977 affiliation with the UMDNJ-SOM (now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine), and Kennedy’s acquisition of the Cherry Hill and Washington Township hospitals in 1980. Sullivan also provided legal guidance for the $200 million-plus expansion of the Cherry Hill campus, as well as Kennedy’s merger with Jefferson Health in 2017.

Sullivan, a resident of Cinnaminson, chose to continue to support Jefferson Health after his 2019 retirement with a gift of $50,000 to the Jefferson Health – New Jersey Foundation.

The Solarium Lounge, located on the third floor of the hospital in a public area, was dedicated with a plaque in recognition of his generosity.

Patricia Sullivan said she has a new appreciation for what a plaque can represent.

“I understand the depth and breadth of the effort that stands behind it,” she said. “Ed gave of himself selflessly for more than four decades and continuously honored his commitment with excellence and loyalty.”