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No. 7: Barry Ostrowsky

Health Care Power 50


The RWJBarnabas Health service area covers nine counties with five million residents. As president and chief executive officer, Ostrowsky oversees a system that includes 11 acute care hospitals (five are teaching hospitals), three children’s hospitals, a pediatric rehabilitation hospital and its multiple outpatient facilities, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers and a free-standing behavioral health center. It is also home to 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, two accountable care organizations, as well as medical groups with primary and specialty care physician practices.

With a staff of 33,000, RWJBarnabas ranks among the largest private employers in New Jersey. It boasts 9,000 physicians (representing more than 40 percent of the state’s actively practicing physicians) and 1,000 residents and interns. The RWJBarnabas system and Rutgers University are forming New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health system.

The public-private partnership aligns RWJBH, the university, Rutgers Health and Rutgers’ 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 and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

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