Pictured is Lou LaSalle, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Barnabas Health, accepting the Northeast Business Group on Health's Tribute to Leadership Award on behalf of Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health from John J. Connolly, EdD, Tribute Chairman; and Laurel Pickering, President and CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health, on December 3 at the group's 20th annual health care leadership event in New York City.
West Orange, NJ, January 5, 2015 – Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health, was awarded the Leon J. Warshaw Leadership in Healthcare Award from the Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) on December 3 at the group's Twentieth Annual Tribute to Leadership event in New York City.
Each year, NEBGH recognizes two organizations, a health care delivery system and a business, for extraordinary service, leadership and commitment to improving health care quality and making health care available and affordable.
"We are honored to be given this award," said Mr. Ostrowsky. "It is our vision to integrate with our communities to better their populations' quality of life and be an innovative resource for them, as well as provide the highest quality clinical care and a superior experience."
Steelcase, Inc., a leading provider of office furniture and workplace architectural and technology solution, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was the winner of the Leadership in Business Award. "This award acknowledges what many leading organizations know, companies cannot reach higher levels of performance without thoughtfully considering the physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing of their employees," said Jim Keane, Chief Executive Officer, Steelcase, Inc. "We're grateful to be recognized with this distinguished honor and very pleased to have what we do be so highly recognized."
Past honorees have represented leading medical systems, and national and international pharmaceutical companies and organizations, and include Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., New York Presbyterian Hospital, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Company, Inc., and Pfizer.
The Northeast Business Group on Health is a network of employers, providers, insurers and other organizations working together to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The group helps large, mid-sized and small businesses by: informing health care decisions, improving the health care delivery system and controlling costs. Their mission is to "empower our members to drive excellence in health and achieve the highest value in healthcare delivery and the consumer experience."
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.
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