Barnabas Health Corporate Care Recognized with Joint Legislative Resolution for Successful Workers’ Compensation Programs

Barnabas Health Corporate Care Recognized with Joint Legislative Resolution	
for Successful Workers’ Compensation Programs

John Geaney, Attorney, Capehart Scatchard; Marita Tortorelli, Assistant Vice President, PMA Companies; Diane Nafranowicz, Communications Manager, PMA Companies; Lauren Bolen, Regional Claims Supervisor, PMA Companies; Keith Lavin, Senior Director Sales and Marketing, Barnabas Health Corporate Care; Lora Northen, Attorney, Capehart Scatchard; Elaine Blandino, Administrative Director, Barnabas Health Corporate Care; Joe Hicks, retired CEO and President, Barnabas Health Corporate Care; Anne Hammil-Pasqua, Attorney, Capehart Scatchard; Caroline “Cari” Burhenne, Regional Claims Service Manager, PMA Companies; Caryl Russo, Senior Vice President, Barnabas Health Corporate Care; State Senator Robert Singer; Kimberly Soricelli, Executive Vice President, William H. Connolly & Co.; John Santulli, Executive Vice President, PMA Companies; Edythe “Eddie” Wittmer, Regional Claims Supervisor, PMA Companies; Senate President Stephen Sweeney

Toms River, NJ (March 25, 2016) - Barnabas Health Corporate Care, a leader in occupational health and workers' compensation clinical care, was recently honored by State Senator Robert Singer, Assemblyman Sean Kean and Assemblyman David Rible with a joint legislative resolution recognizing its successful work in, and commitment to, workers’ compensation cost containment and disability management programs.

Senator Singer and Senate President Stephen Sweeney met with representatives from Barnabas Health Corporate Care and its partners PMA Companies, William H. Connolly & Co., and Capehart Scatchard to present the resolution that praised Barnabas Health Corporate Care for “its exemplary initiatives and steadfast efforts to enhance and expand the internal Barnabas Health workers’ compensation program, to reduce workplace injuries and to decrease overall workers’ compensation costs across the system.”

The resolution also acknowledged Barnabas Health Corporate Care as the deserving recipient of the Risk & Insurance ® Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award, also known as the Teddy Award.

Named for President Theodore Roosevelt, who introduced and promoted the first significant piece of workers’ compensation legislation in the United States in 1908, the Teddy Award identifies and honors companies and public entities that have exceptional workers' compensation and disability management programs. Applications are judged upon key criteria, including: performance, sustainability, teamwork and innovation.

As recipient of the 2015 Teddy Award, Barnabas Health Corporate Care was highlighted in the November issue of Risk & Insurance magazine and participated at the annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in November 2015. The most innovative, creative and respected magazine in the industry, Risk & Insurance covers the people, stories and risks that embody the essential functions of risk management and commercial insurance.

About Barnabas Health
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 20,000 babies annually. The system includes seven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston (four are teaching hospitals); two children’s hospitals, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, a trauma center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and four accountable care organizations. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes more than 21,000 employees, over 5,200 physicians, and 500 residents and interns.