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Susan Garawitz, MPH, MSW, Named Vice President Oncology Services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

05/22/2017

Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Garawitz, MPH, MSW, as the Vice President, Oncology Service Line, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Ms. Garawitz will provide administrative leadership and oversight for all aspects of cancer services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.Ms. Garawitz is a results-driven leader with extensive oncology experience working within major academic medical centers in New York and New Jersey. Her passion and focus on patient safety, quality, and innovation in the area of Oncology will further distinguish the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Cancer program throughout our region,” states Mr. Zieniewicz.

Ms. Garawitz has devoted her distinguished career to caring for cancer patients and their families. Most recently, Ms. Garawitz directed the Oncology Service Line at New York Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital, including their Columbia and Weill Cornell campuses and across the network hospitals. She developed and implemented strategies which improved quality, efficiency and the patient experience, all ultimately resulting in growth of the service line. Prior to that position, she directed oncology services at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ, and was a member of the oncology management team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for 15 years.

Ms. Garawitz received her Bachelor Degree from Connecticut College. She received a Master of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, NY. Ms. Garawitz resides in Short Hills with her husband Stuart and her children.

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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