West Orange, NJ, May 30, 2017 --- RWJBarnabas Health welcomes John Gantner as the new President and Chief
Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in
New Brunswick. RWJUH offers central New Jersey residents expanded access
to the highest quality medical services and a wider array of innovative
therapies available at only a small number of academic medical centers
Mr. Gantner returned to RWJBarnabas Health earlier this year as Executive
Vice President and Chief Integration Officer and was responsible for the
development and execution of synergies of the recent merger creating RWJBarnabas
Health. Mr. Gantner previously served as Executive Vice President and
Treasurer of RWJUH, where he held various positions spanning over 14 years.
“John is an exceptional leader with over 25 years of executive leadership
positions in health care finance and operations,” says Barry H.
Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health.
“His significant experience within health systems and previous 14-year
experience at RWJUH, along with his extensive knowledge of New Jersey,
make him well suited to this dynamic and innovative role.”
Mr. Gantner joined RWJBarnabas Health after serving in the role of Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for BayCare Health System,
a $3.8 billion integrated health care delivery system of 12 hospitals
in South West Florida. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President
at Meridian Health System, and also held positions at the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and with major financial services
and consulting firms and was a partner with Ernst & Young.
“I am looking forward to working closely with the physicians and
staff to lead our system’s nationally distinguished academic medical
center to unsurpassed quality and patient outcomes,” said Mr. Gantner.
Mr. Gantner completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Lehigh
University and Lehigh University Graduate School of Business, is a member
of several professional organizations, has served as a board member of
several organizations, and is both a Certified Public Accountant and certified
Managerial Accountant. Mr. Gantner is a resident of South Seaside Park.
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