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Barnabas Health Welcomes Jersey City Medical Center

Expands network of services into Hudson County

WEST ORANGE, NJ, June 2, 2014 – Barnabas Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Barry H. Ostrowsky, and Jersey City Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph F. Scott, signed the final agreement today, officially making Jersey City Medical Center a Barnabas Health facility. Jersey City Medical Center will be the seventh acute care hospital in the Barnabas Health system and the only one located in Hudson County.

Barnabas Health is transforming to strengthen its position as the preeminent health care leader for the future. The addition of Jersey City Medical Center expands the geographic scope of the system, establishing a stronger health care delivery model and enhancing services to better manage the health of the populations of people served throughout New Jersey.

"We are proud to welcome Jersey City Medical Center into the Barnabas Health system," said Mr. Ostrowsky. "Jersey City Medical Center is an exceptional hospital that not only shares our commitment to providing high quality services, but also firmly believes that our mission and obligation are to reach beyond helping those who are sick, and extend to helping people when they are well," he said. "Our organizations are naturally aligned, and together, we will continue to grow and enhance services to better meet the needs of the rapidly expanding community in Jersey City," said Mr. Ostrowsky.

Barnabas Health's relationship with Jersey City Medical Center began several years ago through several strong clinical affiliations. "Joining our two organizations allows us to seize new opportunities to provide high quality, efficient health care and build upon a history of successful collaboration to ensure we remain a strong partner in caring for our patients, their families and our communities," said Mr. Scott.

About Jersey City Medical Center:

  • Jersey City Medical Center is a modern 316-bed teaching hospital and the largest provider of health care services in Hudson County, with more than 18,000 admissions and over 80,000 emergency room visits each year.
  • The medical center serves as a regional trauma center, comprehensive cardiac center, perinatal intensive care center and level 3 neonatal intensive care unit, and is a state-designated stroke center.
  • The medical center is the provider of advanced life support for Hudson County, provides 911 medical call screening for Hudson County and operates one of the state's busiest EMS systems.
  • The medical center has been recognized as: a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence; a top performer in quality and safety by the Joint Commission; holds an 'A' rating for safety by the Leapfrog Group; a top hospital for its size for two consecutive years by Castle Connolly; and a top regional hospital by U.S. News and World Report.

Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the region, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 17,600 babies annually. With the addition of Jersey City Medical Center, the system now includes seven acute care hospitals, two children's hospitals, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state's largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, pharmacy services, a medical group, multiple site radiology services, and three accountable care organizations.

The addition of Jersey City Medical Center to the Barnabas Health system was approved by all necessary state and federal authorities. For more information about Barnabas Health, visit

Contact: Carrie Cristello
Director, Media Relations
(732) 923.6552