West Orange, NJ, November 21, 2013-- Becker's Hospital Review has named Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, as one of its “300 Hospital & Health System Leaders to Know for 2013.” The annual list recognizes men and women across the nation from a wide range of hospitals and health systems -- for-profit, nonprofit, public, and academic medical centers and community hospitals. The Editorial Team at Becker's Hospital Review states that these men and women are considered to be some of the most prominent healthcare executives to watch as healthcare reform unfolds.
Barnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system annually providing treatment and services for more than two million patients. Mr. Ostrowsky leads the system’s initiatives ensuring the highest quality healthcare for patients, and is spearheading a system-wide endeavor to promote healthier living for employees and the communities it serves.
Barnabas Health includes six acute care hospitals (three are teaching hospitals), two children’s hospitals, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, a free-standing behavioral health center, New Jersey’s largest statewide behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, pharmacy services, multi-site imaging centers, three accountable care organizations, and a medical group. The system is comprised of 18,500 employees, (second largest private employer in New Jersey); 4,600 physicians (representing one-fifth of the state’s actively practicing physicians), and 445 residents (the state’s largest non-university complement of residents).
Among Barnabas Health’s nationally recognized services and facilities are: New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment facility - top ten in the U.S.; world-class cardiology and cardiac surgery services – regionally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing; the state’s oldest, most experienced heart transplant program - nationally ranked second of adult programs, performed more than 700 transplants; pediatric cardiac surgery in partnership with NYU School of Medicine; New Jersey’s only lung transplant program; two kidney transplant centers ranked third in the nation of 240 centers, with nearly 40 years of experience; six Joint Commission-certified acute coronary syndrome centers; six accredited stroke centers; comprehensive robotic surgery services; widely recognized services for neurology and neurosurgery, reproductive medicine and science, oncology, geriatrics, and women’s health; and three highest level neonatal intensive care units. Barnabas Health is the only healthcare Founding Partner of the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games.
Mr. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He served in the same role at Barnabas Health, when the System was created in 1996. He assumed the title of President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and his present title in January, 2012.
Prior to joining Barnabas Health, Mr. Ostrowsky was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Brach Eichler. Throughout his career Mr. Ostrowsky has been actively involved in many organizations. Mr. Ostrowsky received an AB from Rutgers University and a JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law.
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