Kenneth Haber has been in hospital safety and support services for 35+ years. Mr. Haber has extensive experience developing and leading successful programs in safety, facilities, security, emergency management, medical equipment management, fire safety, food services, environmental services, patient transport, hazardous waste management, and environmental sustainability.
Mr. Haber has been at Hackensack University Medical Center in Safety Services since March 2014. Mr. Haber has also spent the last 6+ years working for The Joint Commission in their JCR division focused on Life Safety, Environment of Care, and Emergency Management. Prior positions include seven years as the Vice President Support Services and Safety Officer at the 2,200-bed New York Presbyterian Hospital, managing all aspects of the physical environment and support services across five campuses encompassing approximately 10 million square feet. Prior to joining New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mr. Haber spent 10 years as the Vice President General Services/Safety Officer at The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens. Mr. Haber also was part of hospital management at Nassau County Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Westchester County Medical Center and United Hospital.
Mr. Haber is one of the creators of the “Patient Safety Fridays” program, which has been identified as a best practice in regulatory compliance. He was responsible for implementation of a “state-of-the-art” recycling program, used as a model for New York State and other facilities. This program was recognized by Modern Healthcare, and Mr. Haber was a recipient of the 1997 Service Excellence Award.
Mr. Haber is a graduate of Long Island University (Masters of Public Administration). Mr. Haber has been actively involved with the hospital facilities and safety community in developing best practices. He has also received Masters Level Certification as a Healthcare Safety Professional and Fire Safety Certification from the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers.
In addition, Mr. Haber spent some time in manufacturing and consulting focused on business expansion, safety and improved operating efficiencies. Mr. Haber is also a published author with recent articles on interim life safety, safety and sustainability.