Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE, to lead Newark’s largest
health care institution
West Orange, New Jersey, May 9, 2016---- Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE has been named President and Chief
Executive Officer for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBI) and Children’s
Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) in Newark. The announcement was made by
Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas
Health, the parent company for NBI. Mr. Terry’s appointment is effective
Since February, Mr. Terry has served as Interim President and CEO at NBI
and CHoNJ. Prior, he was the Chief Operating Officer since 2011, where
he was responsible for clinical and non-clinical departments, as well
as overall operations. Mr. Terry has rendered 18 years of service to NBI
and CHoNJ and one to the system, and has more than 30 years of experience
in health care administration at three major NJ health care companies.
Mr. Terry has strong, personal ties to NBI. He was born at the 673-bed
medical center, as was his brother and two of his children.
“Mr. Terry has a wealth of valuable experience at NBI and CHoNJ,”
said Mr. Ostrowsky. “He has solid roots in the Greater Newark community
and will continue to be an exceptional leader for our physicians, employees
and the patients we serve,” he said.
Mr. Terry is the current Chairman of the Board at Jewish Renaissance Medical
Center and past Chairman of the Board at Integrity House. He was appointed
by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to serve on the Newark Workforce Investment
Board and by Governor Chris Christie to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.
Mr. Terry also serves on the HBS Board for the New Jersey Hospital Association
and is a member of The Hospital Advisory Committee of Leapfrog.
His work in healthcare advocacy has garnered him awards from Steve Adubato’s
Stand and Deliver, NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Finalist recognition, as well
as Community Leadership Awards from the National Council of Negro Women
and the Jewish Renaissance Family of Organizations, and a Humanitarian
Award from the Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans at Home Foundation.
Mr. Terry received his bachelor’s degree and a certificate in business
management from Rutgers University. He also received a Master of Healthcare
Administration degree from Seton Hall University, Master of Public Health
degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
and a Certificate of Participation from Harvard University’s School
of Public Health for Leadership Strategies Program. Mr. Terry is board
certified in health care management by the American College of Health
Care Executives’ Board of Governors, as well as attaining Fellowship status.
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.