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Barnabas Health's Dr. John F. Bonamo Named to Becker's List of 100 Hospital and Health System CMO's to Know


John F. Bonamo, MD, MS, FACOG, FACPE, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Barnabas Health was recently named to Becker’s 2016 list of top 100 Hospital and Health System CMO’s to Know. According to Becker’s, this list is comprised of physician leaders who have “demonstrated a commitment to improving and innovating on patient safety and quality endeavors.”

Dr. Bonamo has held his current position for over a year and has served as Barnabas Health Quality Officer, leading the Quality Council and Quality Forum, and steering the advancement of system quality and safety programs. Prior, Dr. Bonamo served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Barnabas Medical Center for fourteen years. Dr. Bonamo is a physician executive with a distinguished clinical background in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Bonamo joined the SBMC Medical Staff in 1981, upon earning his Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completing an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at SBMC. For the next 18 years, he maintained a busy private practice and was a highly respected obstetrician and gynecologist. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1997, he received the National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

During his tenure as an attending physician, he was a medical staff leader and participated on numerous committees, including serving as President-elect of the Medical Staff, President of the Saint Barnabas MetroWest Independent Physicians Association, President of the Saint Barnabas Physician Partnership, and Clinical Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 2000, he left private practice to serve as the Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at SBMC.

Dr. Bonamo received his Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is currently an adjunct lecturer in the Health Policy and Management Department. Since 2006, Dr. Bonamo has been a faculty member of the Beijing University International Management Program, teaching in both the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

While a practicing physician, Dr. Bonamo was active in numerous societies in his field. Currently, he is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a member of the New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.

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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