Aug 31, 2022 RWJBarnabas Health Names Stephen K. Barry Executive Vice President, Facilities Management and Real Estate Development

New Role Reflects Health System’s Focus on Expanding Ambulatory Footprint and Increasing Health Care Access

Steve K BarryWest Orange, NJ, August 31, 2022 — RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, has appointed Stephen K. Barry as Executive Vice President of Facilities Management and Real Estate Development. In this new role, Barry will lead day-to-day facility management, oversee all major construction projects at the system’s acute care and ambulatory locations, and manage a comprehensive plan to optimize and expand its ambulatory footprint.

Reporting to John Doll, Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Barry will lead a team dedicated to managing and maintaining facilities and real estate holdings across the system.

“As RWJBarnabas Health continues to grow and establish its ever-increasing role as an anchor institution in New Jersey, Steve is a seasoned leader who will help us optimize our physical space to support our dedicated staff in better serving the needs of our patients and community members,” said Mr. Doll. “His background and expertise are uniquely suited to fulfill the needs of this new position, which will evolve over time as our system continues to expand access to care.”

An established real estate executive, Mr. Barry joins RWJBarnabas Health following an 18-year stint at Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, where he served as president and formed and maintained close relationships with leading health systems and physician groups across the nation – tailoring solutions for clients that focus on ambulatory strategy and market share growth. He also created and executed Rendina’s growth strategy for expansion into new markets and forged partnerships with real estate services firms. During this time, Mr. Barry gained experience in all facets of health care real estate – including development, leasing, and property management – and drove the development of more than 1.5 million square feet of outpatient facilities.

Previously, he spent two years as an analyst with J.P. Morgan in New York.

A current member of the ULI Health Care and Life Sciences Council, he collaborates with industry leaders on matters related to the finance, development, and operations of acute care and specialty hospitals, medical office buildings, outpatient centers, ambulatory care facilities, and life science/research facilities.

Mr. Barry graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, 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, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation 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, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians– and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns 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. For more information, visit

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