RWJBarnabas Health reorganizes with COVID-19 in mind




, RWJBarnabas Health reorganizes with COVID-19 in mind

RWJBarnabas Well being is restructuring as the educational well being system goals to streamline its catastrophe response and enhance its inhabitants well being administration.

West Orange, N.J.-based RWJBarnabas shaped a strategic council to information C-suite executives by means of sharing finest practices, setting priorities and allocating assets. A few of these priorities will embrace optimizing its catastrophe response for potential future pandemics, ending systemic racism and specializing in inhabitants well being, RWJBarnabas Well being CEO Barry Ostrowsky mentioned.

“We now have realized an incredible deal by means of this disaster, and as we glance to instill new finest practices, our precedence stays the well being and well-being of our sufferers and employees,” he mentioned in ready remarks. “This realignment will enable us to raised serve New Jersey by means of a extra concerted method to inhabitants well being administration and a nimble platform that may shortly adapt to the pandemics and emergencies of the longer term.”

The 13-hospital well being system didn’t supply extra data previous to deadline on how the realignment will obtain these objectives, how reporting constructions will change and if positions might be eradicated.

John Doll will lead the strategic council in his new function as chief monetary and administrative officer. In his expanded function, Doll—who was chief monetary officer—may even handle the system’s medical group and integration of the system’s and Rutgers’ behavioral well being service traces.

The council will embrace Mark Manigan, chief technique and enterprise growth officer; Michael Knecht, chief advertising and communications officer; Patrick Knaus, govt vp of system technique; and Deb Lienhardt, govt vp of enterprise growth and innovation.

RWJBarnabas additionally launched a brand new marketing campaign, “Ending Racism, Collectively,” which might be led by DeAnna Minus-Vincent, now chief social integration and well being fairness strategist. She might be liable for creating an anti-racist technique for the system, in addition to coordinating efforts with group organizations to implement insurance policies that promote equitable well being, social and financial outcomes.

RWJBarnabas is certainly one of 39 giant well being programs that lately dedicated to addressing racism as a public well being disaster.