Marc E. Berson was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Barnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey.
West Orange, New Jersey, October 2, 2014---Marc E. Berson was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Barnabas Health, effective September 2014 for a three-year term. He remains Chairman of the Board of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey, both Barnabas Health facilities, a position he has held for 12 years. Mr. Berson has been an active member of the Barnabas Health Board of Trustees since 2002.
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the region. The system includes seven acute care hospitals (four are teaching hospitals), two children's hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, the state's largest behavioral health network, multiple site radiology and pharmacy services, home care and hospice programs, three ACOs, and the Barnabas Health Medical Group. More than 5,200 physicians and 21,000 employees annually provide treatment and services for over two million patient visits.
"Marc Berson is an extremely knowledgeable executive with a wealth of experience in managing complex organizations," stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health. "He is mission focused and will provide exceptional insight and expertise in guiding Barnabas Health during these most dynamic and transformative times in health care."
Mr. Berson has distinguished himself as a leader throughout the state and well beyond. He is a philanthropist, lawyer and entrepreneur, with a focus on business and real estate. He has been the chairman since he founded The Fidelco Group in 1981, a private investment owner-developer of residential, commercial, retail, and industrial properties in New York, New Jersey, Florida and Ohio markets. He has taken his unique position as a business leader and created partnerships between health care, businesses and the community.
Mr. Berson believes that health care institutions are essential partners in stimulating a vibrant quality of life in arts and culture, and civic, community and business engagement. He is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of The New Jersey Performing Arts Center and is a member of its Executive Committee. He also is a founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Opportunity Project Inc., a not-for-profit organization aiding in the rehabilitation and empowerment of people with brain injuries. In addition, Mr. Berson is the retired chairman of Kirker Enterprises, Inc. He was formerly a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Board of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations of Seton Hall University, and was a Public Member of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority.
Mr. Berson's contributions and service have been recognized with numerous honors and awards, most recently NJPAC Chambers Award, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Partners in Progress Corporate Award, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark Award for Caring, the Newark Little League Larry Doby Community Service Award, Essex County's "Star of Essex" Award and the Rutgers-Newark Law School Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mr. Berson received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in Newark and is of counsel to the law firm of Stone & Magnanini. He lives in Millburn with his wife and has three children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Berson succeeds Albert R. Gamper, Jr., as Board Chairman. Additional officers appointed to the Board of Barnabas Health for three-year terms include Alan E. Davis, Esq., of Fair Haven, New Jersey, First Vice Chairman; and Joseph Mauriello, of Mendham, New Jersey, Second Vice Chairman.
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