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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees Names Three New Board Members


Three area residents, Robert D. Marcus of Short Hills, New Jersey and Evan Ratner of Short Hills, New Jersey, and Ryan Schinman, of West Orange, New Jersey, were recently named to the Board of Trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.

“I welcome our newest board members, Robert Marcus, Evan Ratner and Ryan Schinman and thank them for dedicating their time towards giving back to the communities that Saint Barnabas Medical Center serves,” said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FAHCE, President and Chief Executive Office, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Each brings unique business and entrepreneurial skills and accomplishments that will be tremendous assets to our Board as we plan for the future of Saint Barnabas Medical Center”.

Mr. Marcus, a media and telecommunications executive, spent 18 years with Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He led the company through its 2016 merger with Charter Communications, orchestrated the company’s spinoff from Time Warner Inc. in 2009, its IPO in 2007, and its acquisition of Adelphia Communications in 2006. Mr. Marcus received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1990, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Mr. Marcus and his wife, Wendy, are generous supporters of Comfort Project 360 which helps create a supportive and healing environment for cancer and radiation oncology patients at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Mr. Ratner is a Partner/Portfolio Manager at Chatham Asset Management. Prior to joining Chatham in 2009, Mr. Ratner had an 18 year career at DLJ/Credit Suisse in investment banking, high yield research, and distressed research, serving as a Managing Director and Head of Distressed Research. Earlier in his career, he was a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Group focusing on financial institutions. Mr. Ratner earned an M.B.A in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1991, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Columbia College in 1985. He is active in the community, serving on the board of The Bass Foundation and as co-chair of the Investment Committee for the Congregation B’nai Israel endowment.

Mr. Schinman is the Founder of Mayflower Entertainment, a worldwide entertainment marketing consulting agency, which has been responsible for orchestrating some of the largest endorsement transitions between Madison Avenue and Hollywood. After he graduated from the University of Florida, he was a sports agent at Athletes & Artists and 3 years later was named Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Sports and Entertainment. Thereafter, he founded the consulting company, Platinum Rye Entertainment, which during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer represented more than 30 Fortune 500 companies and more than 40 advertising and public relations agencies. Mr. Schinman presently serves on the board of the Kessler Foundation.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, founded in 1865, is New Jersey’s oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital. More than 3,600 employees and nurses, and 1,700 physicians, representing more than 100 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty services, annually provide treatment and services for approximately 33,000 inpatients, 100,000 emergency department visits, and 160,000 outpatients and deliver nearly 6,000 babies. The award-winning, 597-bed institution is a major teaching affiliate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, and trains 170 medical students, residents, and fellows. Saint Barnabas is also a clinical site for both of New Jersey’s physician assistant training schools. The Medical Center was honored named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group in 2016 for the third year in a row. Saint Barnabas Medical enter was one of 29 Teaching hospitals recognized with this prestigious award. Among its many nationally recognized services are The Burn Center, New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment facility, and the Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program, the fourth largest in the nation.

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