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Drs. Laura Balsamini and Brian Freed Complete NJHELA


Drs. Laura Balsamini and Brian Freed Complete New Jersey Healthcare Executives Leadership Academy

Summit Medical Group’s Laura Balsamini, PharmD, National Vice President of Pharmacy Services, and Brian Freed, DO, Interventional Pain Management specialist, recently completed a six-month course offered by the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy (NJHELA). Two of just 22 participants, Balsamini and Freed were selected to take part in the 2019 NJHELA class, which seeks to build collaborative leadership skills among physicians and executives from both hospitals and health insurance companies. This year’s course focused on ways to address the opioid crisis in the state of New Jersey, with members developing and formally presenting projects that highlighted different aspects of this important issue and providing solutions to combat this crisis.

Balsamini and Freed were awarded a certificate of completion in Advanced Health Care Leadership from the program’s academic partner Seton Hall University. Dr. Balsamini attended the closing ceremony and reception on Friday, June 7 at the Nassau Inn in Princeton, NJ.

For more information about NJHELA and this year’s graduating class, visit

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