Boy Scouts of America to Honor Former Eagle Scout and RWJBarnabas Health Board Member Robert Margulies with “Good Scout” Award

Robert MarguliesWest Orange, NJ, June 19, 2019 – RWJBarnabas Health today announced Robert E. Margulies, Esq., a member of the RWJBarnabas Health Corporate Board, will be honored by the Boy Scouts of America at the organization’s Distinguished Health Care Service Awards. He will receive the “Good Scout” recognition at the organization’s Awards Dinner on June 19 at Mayfair Farms. The Boy Scouts are honoring Mr. Margulies, a former Eagle Scout himself, for his work in healthcare.

Mr. Margulies is a partner of the law firm Schumann Hanlon Margulies LLC, a full-service law practice with concentration on litigation, commercial matters, personal injury, civil rights, employment and discrimination, insurance, products liability and Appellate practice. He has tried numerous civil, chancery, probate, family and criminal cases, and has participated in at least twenty cases with published opinions. Mr. Margulies also has developed an active mediation and arbitration practice.

He serves on the Boards of RWJBarnabas Health and Jersey City Medical Center, where he is Chairman.

“On behalf of RWJBarnabas Health, I congratulate Bob Margulies on this outstanding and well-deserved recognition,” stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health. “Lessons learned from an important organization such as the Boy Scouts are certainly carried successfully throughout an entire life.”

A member of the American and New Jersey State Bar Associations, Mr. Margulies serves on both the Supreme Court of New Jersey Arbitration Advisory Committee and the Supreme Court Complementary Dispute Resolution Committee. He is on the rosters of the American Arbitration Association and the Superior Court of New Jersey as a mediator. He serves as a mediator mentor. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

“I am honored to be recognized by the Boy Scouts, an organization of which I was a member and that was a formative part of my youth,” Mr. Margulies said. “What I learned as a Boy Scout – learning to work with others to do something that’s good for our communities – I have carried with me through every part of my life since, including now with my work in healthcare.”

In addition to his recognition by the Boy Scouts, Mr. Margulies has received numerous awards, including by the independent rating organizations as a “Super Lawyer,” “Best Lawyer in America” and the New York area’s “Best Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution.”

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven 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, RWJUH in New Brunswick, RWJUH Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers,, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

Contact: Ellen Greene