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Barnabas Health Names Howard Tepper Executive Director Of Barnabas Health Medical Group


Howard TepperWest Orange, New Jersey, March 24, 2016 --- Barnabas Health has appointed Howard Tepper, MBA, FHFMA, FACHE FACMPE as Executive Director of Barnabas Health Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice comprised of highly trained and experienced world-class primary and specialty care physicians with offices located throughout New Jersey.

In his new role, Mr. Tepper will guide Barnabas Health Medical Group as the organization transitions to new models of delivery and reimbursement, with an increased focus on population health.

“Howard Tepper brings to us broad and deep experience in the world of physician practice management,” said John F. Bonamo, MD, MS, FACOG, FACPE, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Barnabas Health. “Under his leadership, Barnabas Health Medical Group will continue to grow while meeting the health and wellness needs of the communities in which we serve.”

Prior to joining Barnabas Health, Mr. Tepper was the Vice President for physician practices and ambulatory services at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson where he was responsible for the employed physician enterprise, joint ventures and clinical service lines. He also served as Chief Executive Officer for Manhattan’s Physician Group, comprised of more than 80 physicians. There he implemented a compensation plan based on clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and provider productivity.

Mr. Tepper has also held leadership positions with Hackensack University Medical Center, Touro University College of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has extensive experience in presenting at industry conferences, and has been widely published in medical and practice management journals.

Mr. Tepper received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and information systems from Queens College of The City University of New York (CUNY), and a master of business administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine at CUNY.

About Barnabas Health Medical Group
Barnabas Health Medical Group is a multispecialty group practice comprised of highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting-edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of resources of Barnabas Health, the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence. For more information, visit

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

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