Jul 21, 2022 RWJBarnabas Health’s Meg Stagliano Named President of New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RNWest Orange, NJ, July 21, 2022 – RWJBarnabas Health’s Vice President of Business Development, Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RN, has been named President of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC), effective immediately. Ms. Stagliano, who will serve a three-year term as president, was also elected to the association’s board of directors.

A non-profit organization comprised of nearly 200 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), NJAASC works to advance the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care for its member organizations. The association provides educational and networking opportunities, advocacy on key issues, and guidance on the latest legislation and regulations impacting New Jersey ambulatory surgery centers. NJAASC is the fourth largest state association representing ASCs in the country.

“NJAASC is an invaluable resource for ambulatory surgery centers across the state, offering educational information and programming that ultimately strengthens care delivery,” said Ms. Stagliano. “I’m honored to take up this leadership role and look forward to furthering our mission over the next three years.”

As Vice President of Business Development at RWJBarnabas Health, Ms. Stagliano oversees clinical services and operations at more than 26 surgery centers across the system. In addition to these responsibilities, she also serves as president of the New Jersey State Ambulatory Surgery Society. Prior to joining RWJBarnabas Health, she held multiple leadership roles at Seashore Surgical Institute and worked as a consultant with NJASC Consultants.

Ms. Stagliano earned an A.A.S. in Nursing from Union College, a B.S. in Nursing from New Jersey City University, an MBA in Health Systems Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a M.S. in Nursing Education from Walden University. She resides in Toms River.

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 rwjbh.org.


The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC) is an incorporated, non-profit organization which was founded in 1992 by owners of ambulatory surgery centers. Its membership is currently comprised of approximately 200 ambulatory surgery centers and 50 vendors and associate members. NJAASC’s mission is to promote and advance the efforts of New Jersey's ambulatory surgery centers in the delivery of optimum patient care in a cost-effective manner. It offers information, educational and networking opportunities for everyone associated with the ASC industry; provides advocacy on issues affecting its members; monitors state and federal legislation, and interacts with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) on state and federal issues. NJAASC is a member of the American Society of Quality Control. For more information, visit njaasc.org.