West Orange, New Jersey, May 30, 2017 --- Anthony V. Cava, MS, RPH, FACHE, of Boonton Township, has been named President
of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. Mr. Cava, who joined
the hospital in 2015 as Chief Administrative Officer, has more than 30
years of experience in health care administration.
During his tenure at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset,
Mr. Cava has overseen significant renovations and growth, including renovations
to the hospital’s cardiac catheterization laboratory, maternity
unit and main lobby and opening the state’s first primary care services
for the LGBTQIA community, a Wound Care Center and a Walgreen’s
in the hospital’s Emergency Department. The hospital is currently
renovating its Behavioral Health Unit and space for its Vascular Laboratory.
Later this year, a three-year cardiology renovation and expansion project
and a surgical services department renovation project will begin.
“RWJUH Somerset is fortunate to have Tony in this leadership role,”
stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas
Health. “His experience and intimate knowledge of the hospital’s
operations will enable him to align the facility’s goals with RWJBarnabas
Health’s strategic initiatives.”
Before joining RWJBarnabas Health, Mr. Cava served as Chief Operating Officer
for Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. His hospital leadership experience
also includes positions as Vice President, Strategic Planning/Business
Development and Vice President of Operations at Riverview Medical Center
in Red Bank; Vice President of Operations for Monmouth Medical Center
Southern Campus in Lakewood; and Vice President of Operations and Administration
and Vice President of Clinical Services at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital.
Mr. Cava obtained a bachelor’s of science degree from St. John’s
University College of Pharmacy in New York and a master’s of science
degree in clinical pharmacy and administration from St. John’s University
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health.
A registered pharmacist, he is a member of the American Society of Health
System Pharmacists, the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists
and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He is a member of the board of the Somerset Business Partnership and the
Raritan Valley Community College Foundation.
ABOUT RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system
in New Jersey, with a service area covering five million people. 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 an accountable
RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer
– with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents
and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding
quality and safety.
Contact: Carrie Cristello