Dr. Maureen Cernadas Joins Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Board of Governors

May 16, 2023

Dr. Maureen Cernadas Joins Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Board of Governors
New Brunswick, N.J. – May 16, 2021 – Maureen Cernadas, MD, FACOG, an Obstetrics/Gynecology physician, has joined the Board of Governors of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System after having been recently elected as president of the Saint Peter’s University Hospital Medical and Dental Staff for the 2023-2025 term.
“I’m honored to represent my esteemed colleagues at Saint Peter’s and eager to contribute my voice to Saint Peter’s Healthcare System’s Board of Governors,” said Dr. Cernadas. “My overarching goal is to have an impact on the health and wellbeing of the organization where I’ve dedicated a better part of my medical career.”  
In her role as Medical and Dental Staff president, Dr. Cernadas will lead physician efforts to ensure best practices for clinical care, helping to maintain Saint Peter’s high level of quality care, and bringing forth any recommendations or concerns voiced by her fellow physicians.
“Dr. Cernadas is a valued member of Saint Peter’s medical staff, a physician whose caring goes beyond the expertise inherent in the medical care provided to her patients,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Anyone who knows Dr. Cernadas can attest to the lasting relationships she has cultivated with her patients, many of them lasting a lifetime.”   

One such example is a friendship that developed between Dr. Cernadas and her former college roommate whose baby girl she delivered twenty years ago. As the baby grew up, the adults’ friendship continued to thrive with Dr. Cernadas becoming a friend to the entire family. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the child, now a senior at Virginia Tech, reached out to Dr. Cernadas who had become like an aunt to her and proposed they collaborate on an engineering project that ultimately created over 300 masks from sterile recyclable material at a time when the hospital’s much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) was in short supply.

“I’m looking forward to the perspective Dr. Cernadas will bring to Saint Peter’s Board of Governors considering the many years she’s been at Saint Peter’s dating back to her medical training. She’s a great partner and I look forward to collaborating with her in this new role,” added Hirsch.
Dr. Cernadas is a senior physician and managing partner at Brunswick Hills Obstetrics & Gynecology/Axia Women’s Health and has been a physician on staff at Saint Peter’s University Hospital for 27 years. She is a member of the American Medical Association, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and a fellow at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Dr. Cernadas completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and her medical training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and state-designated children’s hospital and regional perinatal center that includes a nationally renowned Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which includes the CARES Surgicenter; and Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physician practices. Saint Peter’s is a regional specialist in cancer care, diabetes, geriatrics, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and head and neck surgery and is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and internal medicine. Saint Peter’s is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical Health and Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s, which received its sixth consecutive designation as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2020, is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology, head and neck surgery, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. Saint Peter’s is the recipient of the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses for the adult intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac progressive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.

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