Trinitas chief clinical officer earns Humanitarian With Heart award from American Heart Association

Nancy DiLiegro, chief clinical officer and vice president of clinical operations and physician services at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, has been recognized by the American Heart Association with the Humanitarian With Heart award.

The Humanitarian With Heart is awarded to an outstanding person who is a dedicated volunteer and/or philanthropist promoting the AHA mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

“The American Heart Association’s recognition of Dr. DiLiegro with the Humanitarian With Heart award is a testament to her longstanding commitment to the prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke,” Gary Horan, CEO and president of Trinitas, stated. “Her tireless dedication to education and advocacy around preventive cardiovascular care throughout her career has helped countless individuals and families at Trinitas and across our region build healthier lives.”

DiLiegro joined Trinitas in 2002 and, throughout her tenure at the hospital, she has helped establish and oversee several programs dedicated to improving cardiovascular health including the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, the implementation of emergent and elective angioplasty procedures and the expansion of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Her work at the hospital has helped Trinitas earn Mission: Lifeline EMS and STEMI recognitions from the AHA.

DiLiegro has served as a member of numerous national and regional organizations, including the northern New Jersey board of the American Heart Association, where she served as chair for a four-year term and as a board member for 15 years. She was also a member of the founders affiliate/Eastern States affiliate board of the American Heart Association and served on the American Heart Association Executive Leadership Committees. She has helped implement several AHA initiatives at Trinitas, including Target: BP, Workplace Wellness, the Better U Challenge and Go Red for Women.

“The mission of the American Heart Association is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives and acknowledging individuals who are dedicated volunteers and/or philanthropists is very important to us,” Dr. Robert Hilkert, chair of the American Heart Association northern New Jersey regional board of directors, said. “Nancy DiLiegro and her work deserve recognition, and we are so thankful for her devotion to building a world free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.”

DiLiegro has previously been awarded the Woman of Distinction Award and the Heart Champion Award from the AHA.