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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Elects New Board Chairman, Francis J. Giantomasi, of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Francis Giantomasi has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

NEWARK, NJ (June 25, 2019) – Francis J. Giantomasi has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health facilities.

Mr. Giantomasi, a Member with Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (CSG) of West Orange, served as Vice Chair on the Newark Beth Israel Board since 2015. His colleague, Marc E. Berson, will now transition to Chairman Emeritus of the Newark Beth Israel Board and assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest academic health system.

“I am tremendously thankful to Marc for his visionary leadership and major contributions, and am dedicated to working closely with the leadership at Newark Beth Israel and RWJBarnabas Health to continue to position this anchor institution as a catalyst for change during this unprecedented era of growth in Newark,” said Mr. Giantomasi.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the expertise and leadership of both Marc Berson and Frank Giantomasi at RWJBarnabas Health and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. These two businessmen are keenly attuned to our mission of delivering world class patient care and addressing the social determinants of health that impact every community we serve,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health.

“We are honored to welcome Frank into his new role as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. His leadership as Vice Chair and Chairman of the Board’s Quality and Safety Subcommittee has strengthened our position as a nationally recognized leader in patient safety with an ‘A’ safety score from the Leapfrog Group,” said Darrell K. Terry, MHA, MPH, FACHE, FHELA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “In addition, we thank Marc Berson for his visionary leadership over the course of the last 15 years, at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and congratulate him on his new role within our RWJBarnabas Health system.

Mr. Giantomasi is a recognized leader among New Jersey’s leading real estate and redevelopment attorneys. His wealth of localized experience in economic development in the city of Newark, as well as his extensive network, will be key assets for him in his new position.

In addition, CSG’s Healthcare Group will serve as a valuable resource for Mr. Giantomasi to draw upon for continued guidance as Newark Beth Israel Medical Center continues to set the highest standards for delivering excellent, compassionate clinical care.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is a 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive health care. Newark Beth Israel is a Top Teaching Hospital and home to one of the nation’s top ten heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants; RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs complex cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is also home to Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), which cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. Newark Beth Israel also offers many preventive health programs that promote wellness in the community, including The Beth Greenhouse, which provides access to fresh produce and health and wellness education to local residents.

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, cares for children from birth through adolescence, with more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers a complete range of medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey also includes a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level IV Regional Perinatal Center that offers New Jersey’s only Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy; and the highest level of intensive care for both mothers and newborns.

About Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

With great pride borne over 45 years as a regional law firm, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi continues to advance our client’s legal and business success through in-depth insight and creative solutions. As respected legal and business advisors, our attorneys play an integral role working closely with clients from a diverse range of industries on matters big and small, on a local, regional and national basis.

CSG clients benefit from our ability to provide practical, value-added counsel across a broad spectrum of disciplines — the type of representation that leads to innovative and enduring solutions. The firm is accountable and careful with its clients’ time while maintaining an uncompromising focus on their business goals.

Over the past four decades, we have expanded into a close family of more than 130 attorneys, with depth in those key areas most important to our clients. CSG is uniquely positioned to maximize results through collaboration among firm members, associates, counsel and staff, each dedicated to sharing years of wisdom, knowledge and judgment to benefit the firm’s collective capabilities.

Our attorneys represent clients ranging from Fortune 10 corporations to family-run businesses, across a myriad of industries and practices, including highly experienced practice groups in corporate, litigation, government, real estate, health care, intellectual property, environmental, fidelity and surety law, white collar, public finance, trusts and estates and renewable energy.

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