West Orange, NJ, December 17, 2014--- Barnabas Health has named Milton Anderson the new Chief Human Resources Officer of Barnabas Health, effective December 16. Mr. Anderson succeeds Sidney Seligman, who will retire from Barnabas Health after serving for nearly 17 years. In this position, Mr. Anderson will be responsible for Corporate Human Resources and will provide oversight of all Barnabas Health hospital and affiliate human resources departments.
"Barnabas Health welcomes Milton to our Senior Management team," stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health. "His wealth of knowledge including more than 20 years of international and domestic experience in Human Resources will serve us well as we continue to provide our 21,000 employees with a rich environment in which to work, collaborate and grow."
For the past three years Mr. Anderson was Chief Human Resources Officer at UMass Memorial Health Care System, Inc., in Worcester, Massachusetts, a system comprised of five hospitals, with the UMass Medical School affiliation and 13,500 employees. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, with 10,000 employees and $2.5 billion in operating revenue at the time of his tenure. He was especially engaged in strategic planning, HR financial operations and budget management, communications, compensation structure, labor relations, development of diversity affinity groups and advocacy for diversity in the workplace.
As a Human Resources executive, Mr. Anderson has had the unique experience of working in both hospitals and diverse industries. Prior to his positions at UMass and Montefiore, he held leadership positions in Human Resources at several organizations, including: The Walt Disney Company, as Vice President of Corporate Human Resources for its subsidiary, ESPN, where he was responsible for all aspects of ESPN's international and domestic HR generalist and employee relations activity; and Marriott International, Inc., advancing to Regional Vice President, Human Resources – Northeast and managing a $2.5 billion business with over 14,000 employees.
Mr. Anderson received his Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, in Madison, New Jersey. He and his family reside in Somerset, New Jersey.
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 region, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 20,000 babies annually. The system includes seven acute care hospitals, two children's hospitals, a trauma center, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state's largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and several accountable care organizations. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes more than 20,000 employees and over 5,000 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.BarnabasHealth.org.