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Becker’s Hospital Review & Becker’s ASC Review Name Barnabas Health as One of the ‘100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare’ for Second Year in a Row


West Orange, NJ, May 30, 2013, —Barnabas Health has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review’s “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list. The list recognizes health care organizations that go above and beyond to keep their employees happy, healthy and motivated by offering robust benefits, positive work environments, professional development opportunities and continuing education. This is Barnabas Health’s second consecutive year on the list.

“Barnabas Health is honored to be listed again among the ‘100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health. “Our physicians and employees are by far our greatest assets. Providing a work environment that enables and empowers them to excel ensures that Barnabas Health will continue to be the preeminent healthcare provider throughout the state of New Jersey and beyond.”

According to Becker’s, “Barnabas Health is the second-largest private employer in New Jersey with 18,200 employees, 4,600 physicians and 445 residents and interns. Of those employees, a remarkable number of them — 55 percent — have been with the system for more than 10 years. Employees have say in the system’s recruiting process, as 25 percent of new employees are hired directly from employee referrals, and Barnabas pays out more than $350,000 in bonuses to current employees for those referrals. Barnabas rewards and recognizes employees in several ways, including annual awards ceremonies and excellence in caring ceremonies at each facility. Additionally, the system has a Terrific Day program, in which employees recognize their co-workers for exceptional service.”

Organizations were selected for inclusion on this list based on nominations, inclusion on other industry lists and research conducted by the Becker’s editorial team. Organizations cannot pay to be included on this list.

About Becker’s Hospital Review and Becker’s ASC Review
Becker’s Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Its content is geared toward high level hospital leaders, and works to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Becker’s ASC Review offers business and legal news and analysis to surgery center administrators, physicians and industry leaders. Its content is geared toward decision-makers in surgery centers, and works to provide guidance, advice and news specifically for those key industry players. Every surgery center in the country receives Becker's ASC Review nine times per year.

About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 17,600 babies annually. The system includes six acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes 18,200 employees and 4,600 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey. For more information, visit

Date: May 30, 2013

Contact: Justin Edelman

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