Neel C. Patel, Pharm.D, MBA

CEO, Chester Campus

Neel Patel, CEO of Kessler Institute’s Chester campus, oversees the 72-bed hospital’s daily clinical and administrative operations including the delivery of safe, quality patient care, employee engagement, regulatory compliance, facility management, financial performance and overall governance.

Neel previously served as Kessler’s regional director of pharmacy, responsible for all pharmacy operations, including regulatory, accreditation, staffing/training and inventory management across Kessler’s Chester, Saddle Brook and West Orange hospitals. He also worked closely with Kessler President Sue Kida and West Orange CEO Bonnie Evans on a wide range of operational and business performance initiatives.

Prior to joining Kessler Institute in 2015 as the director of pharmacy at the Chester campus, Neel was the assistant vice president of operations at SPECIALTY Rx and worked as a staff pharmacist.

Neel earned his doctorate in pharmacy from Long Island University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Scranton.

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