Oct 12, 2023 Dr. Andy Anderson Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review

Honored for Commitment to Organization, Communities Served

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Dr. Andy AndersonWest Orange, NJ, October 12, 2023 – Dr. Andy Anderson, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, has been named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s 130 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officer to Know for 2023. The list honors chief medical officers who better their communities and continuously endeavor to improve their organizations.

Dr. Anderson leads the system’s clinical mission to advance and elevate care for the communities it serves. Under his leadership, RWJBarnabas Health has raised patient experience to be the highest priority initiative, including improving physician and nursing communications with patients and their families.

Bringing together various experts and specialists, Dr. Anderson prioritized the system’s medical neighborhoods initiative, accelerating primary care service line development and helping grow its base of primary care physicians by over 50%. Dr. Anderson has also advanced quality, safety, and patient experience by encouraging collaboration between CMOs, CNOs, and quality leadership at RWJBarnabas Health’s hospital sites. He is passionate about inspiring his team and preventing clinician burnout, and has advanced cutting-edge clinical training across the system. Together, these efforts have led to multiple national recognitions for excellence.

The complete list of all chief medical officers on the list can be read here.

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.