Mar 9, 2023 Nancy M. DiLiegro Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Nancy DiLiegro, PhD, FACHEWest Orange, NJ, March 9, 2023 – Nancy M. DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, effective April 15, 2023. Dr. DiLiegro currently serves as the hospital’s Chief Clinical Officer, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Physician Services, and will succeed Gary Horan, who retires next month after more than 21 years as the hospital’s leader.

“We can think of no better leader for Trinitas Regional Medical Center than Nancy DiLiegro,” said Mark E. Manigan, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health. “Her track record of success at Trinitas is unparalleled and she was an instrumental partner in guiding the integration of this institution into the RWJBarnabas Health family last year. We anticipate many more great things to come from Trinitas in support of the greater Elizabeth and Union County communities under her leadership.”

Victor M. Richel, Chairman, Trinitas Regional Medical Center agreed in saying, “Nancy is passionate about her mission and responsibilities in helping lead Trinitas to provide excellence to all we serve. As chairman of Trinitas, I look forward to working with Nancy as she assumes the presidency of our organization.”

Dr. DiLiegro joined Trinitas in April 2002 as Director of Clinical Operations, a position she held until 2008. She was promoted to Vice President, clinical services, at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2008, and to Vice President, Clinical and Physician Services in 2009. She has been in her current position since 2013. Previously, she held various management positions at Lenox Hill Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center and Our Lady of Mercy Healthcare System.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of this wonderful organization,” said Dr. DiLiegro. “I look forward to working with all members of the RWJBarnabas Health family, in particular those based at Trinitas, as we enter a new era of healthcare delivery for our region.”

Dr. DiLiegro served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. In addition to her service with ACHE, she is affiliated with numerous national and regional organizations, including American Heart Association, Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. She served on the Board of the Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association, on the Northern New Jersey board of the American Heart Association, where she served as chair for four years, and on the board of the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including ACHE-NJ Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent Award, ACHE-NJ Recognition Award, American Heart Association Woman of Distinction Award and the Humanitarian with a Heart Award New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award of Merit and the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Board of Directors Award and the 2015 ACHE Service Award.

About Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was established in 2000 following the consolidation of Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital. Previously in 1990, Elizabeth General acquired the Alexian Brothers Hospital, also in Elizabeth. The spirit of the three Elizabeth hospitals lives on in Trinitas, a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey. Trinitas is a Catholic teaching medical center with Catholic oversight provided by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. With 12 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes management, wound healing, breast health, senior’s healthcare, women's healthcare, and sleep medicine.

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 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 at Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth; three acute care children's hospitals; Children’s Specialized Hospital, including a network of outpatient centers; a behavioral health center and the state’s largest behavioral health network; two trauma centers; a satellite emergency department; ambulatory care centers; geriatric centers; comprehensive home care and hospice programs; fitness and wellness centers; retail pharmacy services; an affiliated medical group; multi-site imaging centers; and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 39,000 employees and 9,000 physicians – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers University, is 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 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

Carrie Cristello