RWJBarnabas Health's Gail Kosyla Promoted to Senior Vice President, System Financial Operations

Gail KosylaWest Orange, NJ, November, 2020 – President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health Barry H. Ostrowsky has announced the promotion of Gail Kosyla to Senior Vice President, System Financial Operations, effective immediately. Ms. Kosyla will retain her responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer of the Central Region and expand her portfolio to include oversight of the system’s Corporate Finance, Supply Chain and Revenue Cycle.

“Gail is a natural leader with a history of building teams and designing initiatives that deliver value, performance and profitability. The expertise and strategic thinking she brings to the central region will be a welcome addition to our system-wide financial operations.“ said John Doll, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, to whom she will continue to report.

Since January 2019, Ms. Kosyla has served as CFO of the system’s central region, where she leads the finance division, working with strategy and finance to build models and execute plans to achieve the central region’s strategic goals. In her new, expanded position, Ms. Kosyla will also oversee Corporate Finance, Supply Chain and Revenue Cycle for the entire system.

A senior executive with a history in healthcare finance, Ms. Kosyla’s expertise spans the full range of C-suite leadership roles—from strategic planning/execution to finance, operations, physician joint ventures and governance. Prior to joining RWJBarnabas Health, she led Hunterdon Healthcare as CFO/SVP Strategy in developing and implementing its strategic plan enabling its strong financial performance. She championed business partnerships and drove the organization’s strategy.

Previously, Ms. Kosyla spent 11 years optimizing financial and operational performance at community hospitals within Trinity Health. As CFO of St. Mary Medical Center, a 350-bed facility in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, she spearheaded multiple physician engagement initiatives and led several successful growth strategies. Ms. Kosyla also served as EVP/COO and CFO of St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, where she created and executed strategies that boosted revenue and drove strong results in a highly challenged market.


A CPA with a Master of Science in Healthcare Finance and an MBA in Health Administration, Ms. Kosyla began her career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen in Philadelphia and went on to serve 20 years at Catholic Health East/Catholic Health Initiatives. She is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Ms. Kosyla is a graduate of Temple University and a resident of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Kosyla is currently involved in the NJ Hospital Association Policy Development Committee, RWJBarnabas Health’s "Ending Racism, Together", and the RWJBarnabas Health Women’s Leadership Alliance Mentoring Program.

About RWJBarnabas Health

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; 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. In meeting its mission of creating healthier communities, RWJBarnabas Health seeks to address the clinical and social determinants of health, improve health outcomes, promote health equity, and eliminate health care disparities.

RWJBarnabas Health is in 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. To learn more, please visit www.rwjbh.org.