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Joseph F. Scott Appointed Executive Vice President For RWJBarnabas Health


Joseph ScottWest Orange, N.J., November 11, 2016 – Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer for Jersey City Medical Center, was recently appointed to a newly developed position at RWJBarnabas Health and has been named Executive Vice President, in the Office of Health Care Transformation. Mr. Scott will continue to fulfill his duties as President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, while also launching and leading the Office of Health Care Transformation.

In this new role, Mr. Scott will provide oversight in monitoring and measuring the performance of RWJBarnabas Health’s strategic plan and assist in its evaluation and execution. He will work in concert with all members of the organization’s senior leadership team to achieve best in class performance across the recently formed RWJBarnabas Health system.

Joseph F. Scott is an experienced hospital executive with expertise in performance and quality management. Mr. Scott holds board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

At the helm of Jersey City Medical Center since January of 2008, Mr. Scott has successfully concentrated his efforts to achieve top performance in patient safety, clinical quality, patient satisfaction, and ensuring the economic health of the system. His leadership team has developed and implemented long range strategic plans and several areas of Jersey City Medical Center are now noted for providing “Nationally Recognized Care.” These include the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence; the Vision of Performance Excellence Award, the highest quality achievement award presented on the state level; and ten consecutive “A” ratings from the LeapFrog Group for hospital safety and quality, and is only one of 72 hospitals nationally to achieve this rating.

Mr. Scott will focus on continuing the high quality care and service both the former Robert Wood Johnson Health System and Barnabas Health have historically achieved. By creating a culture of performance excellence through the systematic execution of the strategic plan, Mr. Scott will facilitate RWJBarnabas Health’s continued top performance across the health care continuum.

About RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, treating over 3 million patients a year. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick and Somerville, RWJUH- Hamilton, RWJUH- Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and four accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer – with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for its outstanding quality and safety.

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