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Jersey City Medical Center Announces Michael Prilutsky as President and CEO

Michael Prilutsky, JCMC President and CEO

Jersey City, New Jersey, October 1, 2018 – Jersey City Medical Center is pleased to announce that Michael Prilutsky, Chief Operating Officer, will assume the position of President and CEO at Jersey City Medical Center effective today. This elevation received the unanimous support of the JCMC Board of Trustees during their meeting last week.

“I am proud of the opportunity to lead an exceptional team at Jersey City Medical Center and look forward to continuing to build on its solid foundation," said Prilutsky. “As a critical part of the RWJBH system, Jersey City Medical Center will undergo tremendous growth in the next five years -- with significant enhancements to clinical services and the transformation of the hospital campus -- to provide the highest quality of health care to the most diverse community in the nation.”

Prilutsky succeeds Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, who will take on the full-time role of Executive Vice President, Office of Healthcare Transformation for the RWJBarnabas Health system, a position that he held concurrently for the past year while serving as President and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center. Scott will lead Population Health, Strategic Initiatives and Business Development efforts for the RWJBH system.

“For the past two years, Michael and I have been working side by side leading the operations and the incredible team at Jersey City Medical Center,” said Scott. “We expect a seamless transition, as Michael has been managing the day-to-day operations for some time. Michael has proven himself to be a terrific leader, colleague and friend. His experience and understanding of the issues that face Jersey City Medical Center make him the ideal leader for us at this time.”

Prilutsky joined Jersey City Medical Center in 2016 as COO. He holds a vast array of outstanding leadership experiences. He served as Vice President and Executive Project Director at Montefiore Health System in New York City. Previously, he held leadership positions at Northwell Health and at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. At Columbia University he completed the High Impact Executive Leadership Program and holds a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration. He also completed an ACHE-Accredited Administrative Fellowship Program.

CONTACT: Sharon Ambis