Apr 8, 2021 RWJBarnabas Health’s Bill Arnold Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Arnold to Continue as Administrative Leader for RWJBarnabas Health Southern Region

Bill ArnoldWest Orange, NJ, April 8, 2021 –Chairman of the Board, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Jack Morris and President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health Barry H. Ostrowsky have announced the appointment of Bill Arnold as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

“Bill has proven his ability to create transformational change in his various and important leadership roles in our system,” said Mr. Morris. “His unique skill set will be essential to our continued integration with Rutgers University and RWJUH as we build a leading multi-campus academic medical center.”

Mr. Arnold has held leadership roles since joining the system in 1994, most recently serving as President, Southern Region for RWJBarnabas Health, which includes Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth South and Community Medical Center. Prior to his promotion to the regional role in 2019, he served as President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center and The Unterberg Children’s Hospital.

“The Board of Directors is confident that Bill is the right leader to build on the RWJUH legacy of excellence in high-level care, research and education,” said Mr. Ostrowsky. “His experience and ability to lead high-performing teams is exactly what is needed as we expand our New Brunswick academic medical campus.”

In addition to his responsibilities as President and CEO in New Brunswick, Mr. Arnold will retain his duties for the Southern Region of RWJBarnabas Health and continue efforts towards integrating RWJUH programs there for quaternary care services, including cardiovascular care, trauma, neuroscience and organ transplantation.

Mr. Arnold received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stetson University and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University. He serves on the Governing Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, VNA Health Group, Boys & Girls Club of Asbury Park and the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. His prior board memberships have included the American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter and Long Branch’s Federally Qualified Health Center.

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.

Ellen Greene
Vice President, Strategic Communications