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UAB alumnus named “Rising Star” in health care

  • September 16, 2014
A graduate of the School of Health Professions’ prestigious M.S. degree in health administration has been recognized as one of the rising stars under 40 in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review.

awardsNeerav Jadeja, alumnus of the UAB Master of Science in Health Administration program, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review annual “Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.

Jadeja, 36, serves as administrator of Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California. Having served as an administrator since 2011, Jadeja was named for his role in the hospital’s national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. Paradise Valley is a Top 100 Hospital, Top 15 Health System and Top Performing Hospital in Key Quality Measures, according to its website.

As a student at the UAB School of Health Professions, Jadeja was president of MSHA Class 36. He started his career as COO of Shands Lakeshore, based in Lake City, Florida, in 2002. Beginning in 2008, he served as COO of Southwest Healthcare System’s Inland Valley and Rancho Springs Medical Centers.

Becker’s Hospital Review says the names on the “Rising Stars” list “were collected through peer nominations and editorial research,” and no one can pay to be on the list.