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No. 2: Barry Ostrowsky

Health Care Power 50

Ostrowsky is the president and chief executive officer of RWJBarnabas Health, which has a service area that covers nine counties with five million residents. The system includes 11 acute care hospitals (five are teaching hospitals), three children’s hospitals, a pediatric rehabilitation hospital and multiple outpatient facilities, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, a free-standing behavioral health center, New Jersey’s largest statewide behavioral health network, a satellite emergency department, trauma centers, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, pharmacy services, multi-site imaging centers, an accountable care organization, as well as a medical group with primary and specialty care physician practices.

Barry Ostrowsky, CEO, RWJ Barnabas.

Ostrowsky is spearheading a system-wide endeavor to promote healthier living for employees and develop a strategy to address the true social needs of communities.

In addition, RWJBarnabas and Rutgers University are forming New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health system. The public-private partnership aligns RWJBH, the university and its health and education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center – along with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The partnership will result in a multi-specialty group comprised of more than 2,500 practitioners – one of the largest medical groups in the country.

Among active memberships, Ostrowsky is co-chair of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center; and serves on the boards of PSEG; the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce; and Public Media NJ Inc., operator of NJTV. He is a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Health Care Systems Governing Council.

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