Oct 11, 2023 Nancy E. Holecek Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review

Honored for Commitment to Excellence in Nursing Care

Becker's Healthcare 2023 CNO's to Know

Nancy HolecekWest Orange, NJ, October 11, 2023 – Nancy E. Holecek, Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, has been named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s 153 Hospital and Health System Chief Nursing Officers to Know for 2023. The list honors chief nursing officers for their commitment to optimizing health care. They leverage their clinical expertise and leadership experience to oversee nursing departments, launch novel initiatives and maintain outstanding patient care outcomes.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Ms. Holecek oversees a nursing staff of more than 11,000 individuals. She leads the system’s nursing initiatives in strategic planning, fiscal decisions, patient satisfaction, care coordination, and quality. Ms. Holecek has enhanced health care quality and education while continually advancing the nursing profession within RWJBarnabas Health and throughout New Jersey. Her contributions have enabled the system to set the standard for excellence in nursing care and develop one of the most influential programs in New Jersey.

Instituting new policies and programs, Ms. Holecek has fostered an environment that encourages professional development, the pursuit of research, and service among the system’s nursing professionals. Ms. Holecek is dedicated to building and sustaining a nursing workforce that reflects the diverse communities RWJBarnabas serves. Her efforts have led to numerous recognitions for excellence, both personally and for the programs she oversees.

The complete list of all chief nursing 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.

Contact: Carrie Cristello