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Barnabas Health Executive Leaders Named To NJBIZ Health Care Power 50


West Orange, NJ, April 4, 2014 --- NJBIZ Magazine has named Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, and Jay Picerno, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Barnabas Health, to the 2014 Health Care Power 50 list. The annual list recognizes 50 men and women across the state representing the health care industry identified as the "biggest industry power players in the state." The Editorial Team at NJBIZ notes, "It's all about health care in 2014. Who's providing it, who's paying for it, and who is finding the ways to make the system work better."

Barnabas Health is New Jersey's largest integrated healthcare delivery system annually providing treatment and services for more than two million patient visits. 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.

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 he 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. Mr. Ostrowsky is a resident of South Orange.

As the only COO and CFO to make the Power 50 list, Mr. Picerno is responsible for strategic system operations, clinical functions, and finance for Barnabas Health. Since 2009, he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the organization.

Prior to joining Barnabas Health, Mr. Picerno served in various leadership positions during his tenure at Centura Health in Englewood, Colorado, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer. He served as a board member of the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver, Catholic Charities and other local and national organizations.

Mr. Picerno also held positions at the Hospital Corporation of America, serving as Division Chief Financial Officer in Orlando, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, and as Chief Financial Officer of Augusta Regional Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Earlier, he was System Chief Financial Officer at Lake County Healthcare Systems in Eustis, Florida, and Senior Healthcare Consultant at Ernst & Young, CPAs in Orlando.

Mr. Picerno received his BS, BA in Business Management with emphasis in Accounting, from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and his Masters in Management from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Picerno resides in Morristown.

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.

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