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.