West Orange, N.J., April 28, 2016 – Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas
Health, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Healthcare
Executive Award. The award, one of the prestigious Edward J. Ill Excellence
in Medicine Awards that recognize exceptional physicians and leaders in
healthcare, will be presented at the Edward J. Ill Medicine Awards ceremony
on May 4 at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville.
The Outstanding Medical Executive Award is presented annually to a medical
executive with a fundamental interest in healthcare and a commitment to
the enhancement of medical practice. As President and Chief Executive
Officer of New Jersey’s largest not-for-profit integrated healthcare
delivery system, Mr. Ostrowsky leads the system’s initiatives ensuring
the highest quality healthcare for patients, and is spearheading a system-wide
endeavor to promote healthier living for employees and the diverse communities
Mr. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 as Executive
Vice President and General Counsel. He served in the same role at Barnabas
Health, when the System was created in 1996. He assumed the title of President
and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and became President and Chief Executive
Officer in January, 2012. Mr. Ostrowsky was recently named President and
Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed RWJBarnabas Health.
Prior, Mr. Ostrowsky was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Brach Eichler.
Throughout his career, Mr. Ostrowsky has been actively involved in many
community organizations. He received a BA from Rutgers University and
a JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law.
First awarded in 1939 and sponsored by MDAdvantage Insurance Company, a
leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, the Excellence
in Medicine awards are named after New Jersey physician Edward J. Ill,
M.D. Dr. Ill was a pioneer in promoting continuing education in ways that
set the national standard. Each year, exemplary New Jersey physicians
and leaders whose dedication top education, research and public service
has significantly impacted the delivery of health care in the state and
around the nation are honored.
All profits from the Edward J. Ill Medicine Awards ceremony will be dedicated
to support seven medical and healthcare student scholarships. For more
information, contact the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation
at 609-803-2350 or visit
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.