CareOne’s Elizabeth Straus Named Healthcare Professional of the Year
FORT LEE, NJ–CareOne’s Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus has been named NJBiz’s 2019 Healthcare Professional of the Year, presented for her positive impact on the condition of health care in the state as well as her extensive philanthropy and dedication and leadership in the healthcare industry.
Straus is also a member of the company’s Executive Committee and is responsible for the operational and strategical management and direction of the company, including clinical services, finance, plant/facility operations, and the business development and marketing of more than 60 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, she is responsible for the company’s home health, hospice, pharmacy and LTACH operations. In total she oversees 10,000 employees.
Straus has overseen and directed fundraising efforts and events, including, fundraising and events benefiting CareOne employees impacted by Hurricane Sandy, fundraising and events for individuals impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings, fundraising and events benefiting The Valerie Fund, an organization serving children in the tri-state area living with cancer and related blood disorders, sponsoring and assisting with organizing a CareOne employee relief effort to Haiti and a fundraising drive and event to raise money for Make A Wish New Jersey.
In 2017, Straus organized relief efforts for families in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria and raised $4 million. Most recently, she called on her employees to help raise funds for those affected by the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh. Within one week, the CareOne community raised $30,000 for the victims and various Jewish charities.
Straus has previously received NJBiz’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award, McKnight’s Hall of Honor Women of Distinction Award, Leading Women Entrepreneurs Top Intrapeneur Award, Make-A-Wish NJ Humanitarian Award, and the Harry Brandeis Award.
CareOne is a family owned and operated healthcare organization with more than 45 years of service in post-hospital care, rehabilitation, assisted living, long-term care and a variety of clinical specialty programs. With more than 55 centers across New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland, CareOne serves thousands of patients every day and admits and discharges more than 20,000 patients every year.