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RWJBarnabas Health Named to Becker’s Hospital Review 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

West Orange, NJ, May 31, 2019 – Becker’s Hospital Review has named RWJBarnabas Health to its 2019 list of "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare." This list is a compilation of hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees.

RWJBarnabas Health is committed to creating an environment for employees where they experience trust, camaraderie and a sense of pride. Leadership focuses on creating a culture of caring and a supportive, inclusive workplace for its diverse workforce. Employees have access to robust wellness programs and community engagement initiatives as well as a paid pension plan, a system-matched 401(k) savings plan, health, dental and vision benefits. The health system also offers employees student loan forgiveness, tuition reimbursement and a family-friendly paid time off program. It also focuses on professional development, with progressive continuing professional education opportunities as well as nursing scholarships and student loan forgiveness. RWJBarnabas was awarded the 2017 Healthcare Humanitarian Award by the American Conference on Diversity.

“RWJBarnabas Health is honored to be listed among the ‘150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare’”, said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health. “Our physicians and employees are undeniably our greatest assets and truly play a vital role in our ability as a comprehensive healthcare system to help make a difference in the communities we serve. Their compassion, expertise and professionalism are displayed in the remarkable work they do. Providing an environment that enables and empowers them to excel is paramount to the success of the entire organization.

Becker's Hospital Review has been compiling a list of Top Places to Work in Healthcare annually since 2011. The list is comprised of both providers and non-provider organizations. Becker's developed this list based on nominations and editorial research. Organizations that submitted nominations were considered, as were those that received national, state or local recognition previously earned for workplace excellence, as well as benefits offerings, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees.

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic 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 34,000 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 - the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

Carrie Cristello
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