Ruth K. Bash Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Ruth K. Bash has been named Chief Human Resources Officer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Ruth will be responsible for overseeing all Human Resources functions and will be promoting a culture of employee engagement by attracting and retaining an innovative, inclusive and high performing staff.

“Ruth Bash is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 25 years of management experience in healthcare and the non-profit sector. She is knowledgeable and passionate about building organizational culture. We are fortunate to have her joining our executive team,” states Richard L. Davis, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Most recently, Ruth was the Vice President and Chief Culture Officer at Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) where she worked since December 2014. During her tenure, she had oversight responsibility for all Human Resource functions, Marketing and Communications, Patient Experience, Family Centered Care and Volunteers. She also led key operational and strategic initiatives for the organization, developing robust workforce development programs and working with the entire CSH team to create and sustain the very special warm and supportive culture. Additionally, Ruth served as executive champion for Diversity and Inclusion, managing an interdisciplinary steering committee that developed education and programs to raise awareness and foster a workplace environment of inclusion and respect.

Prior to joining CSH, Ruth held the position of Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Ruth is the current chair of RWJBarnabas Health’s Women’s Leadership Alliance, serves on the Board of Trustees of Ronald McDonald House of Central & Northern New Jersey and the Advisory Board of the Rutgers Institute for Women in Leadership. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as Regent for the NJ-Northern Region.

Ruth received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and economics from Brown University, and her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in health policy and management from New York University.

She lives in Livingston with her family.