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RWJBarnabas Health Appoints Trina Parks Assistant Vice President Of Corporate Diversity And Inclusion


Trina ParksWest Orange, New Jersey, April 29, 2016---- Trina Parks, MHA, FACHE has been appointed Assistant Vice President of Corporate Diversity and Inclusion for RWJBarnabas Health. Ms. Parks will be responsible for corporate diversity and inclusion for the system including leadership accountability and communication; employee development and training; supplier inclusion; diverse community engagement; patient inclusion; and health equity.

“Ms. Parks comes to us with over 20 years of experience breaking down barriers in health care disparities in behavioral health and population health management arenas,” said Milton Anderson, Chief Administrative Officer for RWJBarnabas Health. “As we navigate the new world of population health and corporate diversity and inclusion, Ms. Parks will contribute to RWJBarnabas Health in its mission to effect action and expansion of its goals in this area.”

For the past four years, Ms. Parks served as Vice President of Behavioral Health and Forensics Services at East Orange General Hospital including Psychiatric Emergency Services, Behavioral Health Adult Inpatient, Behavioral Health Adult and Children Outpatient Services, Behavioral Health Adult Partial Hospitalization, Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness, Supportive Housing and Forensic Adult Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment. During her tenure there, Ms. Parks also assumed responsibility for Radiology Diagnostic Services, lnterventional Radiology, Cardiology and Respiratory Services. She also led the charge to build a brand new state of the art psychiatric inpatient unit which opened October 2014.

Prior, Ms. Parks was the Associate Executive Director for the Mental Health Association of Essex County, Montclair, New Jersey. She successfully secured a re-integration and jail diversion grant to establish a formal partnership between Essex County Correctional Facility and the community health care providers to integrate and divert individuals from incarceration.

Ms. Parks received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University. She is a Fellow and graduate of Leadership New Jersey and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ms. Parks sits on the Board of Trustees for the Richard J. Codey Fund for Mental Health and the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition. She was appointed to the City of Newark Federal Qualified Health Center, Board of Commission and also served as a panelist for the City of Newark Town Hall forums led by Mayor Ras Baraka with the Department of Health and Community Wellness to identify health disparities with the goal of creating a healthcare system that does not discriminate against socially disadvantaged populations. Ms. Parks is passionate about providing equitable, safe, effective and patient centered healthcare while maintaining the ultimate accountability of removing health disparities in the communities we live and serve.

Ms. Parks resides in Warren Township.

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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