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RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrowsky Named Recipient of Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award


Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and CEO, RWJBarnabas HealthWest 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 it serves.

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.


Carrie Cristello

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