RWJBarnabas Health Announces New Leadership To The Business Development Team

deb Lienhardt and Mark Manigan

West Orange, NJ, March 27, 2019 – RWJBarnabas Health today announced new leadership within its Business Development team. Mark Manigan has been named Executive Vice President, effective April 1, 2019, and will report to RWJBarnabas Health President and Chief Executive Officer Barry H. Ostrowsky. Deb Lienhardt will serve as Senior Vice President. Both executives join RWJBarnabas Health from the Health Law Practice of Brach Eichler, a law firm based in Roseland, NJ.

“We continue to position ourselves as a national leader while improving the health of our communities,” said Mr. Ostrowsky. “Mr. Manigan and Ms. Lienhardt are highly qualified attorneys who have significant experience in both corporate and regulatory health care matters and we are excited that they will be joining our team.”

“Mark and Deb are wonderful attorneys whose approach to the business of health care is second to none. They have been key forces in developing our Health Law Practice to become the most highly respected team in the region,” said John D. Fanburg, Managing Member of Brach Eichler and Chair of its Health Law Practice. “We are proud of their accomplishments and know RWJBarnabas Health is fortunate to have them on its team.”

While at Brach Eichler, Mr. Manigan served a wide spectrum of health care clients. He has provided representation to health care businesses on strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, dissolutions and general corporate matters. Mr. Manigan has been consistently sought by public and private stakeholders for advice on health care policy issues and business trends. He served on both Governor Phil Murphy’s and Governor Chris Christie’s Transition Teams. Mr. Manigan graduated from Bucknell University and Seton Hall University School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

Ms. Lienhardt has distinguished herself as a leader in health care law and transactions over the last two decades. She has deep expertise in corporate and regulatory matters at both the federal and state level, facilitating some of the most significant health care transactions in New Jersey. She has served as the program coordinator of the New Jersey Healthcare Market Review since its inception. She started her career in Washington D.C. where she tracked federal health care reform bills and legislation for clients and professionals. Ms. Lienhardt graduated from Rutgers College and the Columbia University School of Law, having also served on the Columbia Business Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.

“Mr. Manigan and Ms. Lienhardt are fluent in issues vital to the industry,” stated Mr. Ostrowsky. “They will expertly drive our system’s growth and allow us to further leverage opportunities for progress.”

ABOUT RWJBarnabas Health
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 (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple 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 two accountable care organizations.

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 will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. RWJBarnabas Health, 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.

Contact: Ellen Greene