Sep 15, 2023 Two RWJBarnabas Health Leaders Honored by NJBIZ as Best 50 Women in Business

Deb Leinhardt and Dr. Abed

2023 List Recognizes Debra Lienhardt & Dr. Mary Abed

West Orange, NJ, September 15, 2023 – Two RWJBarnabas Health leaders, Debra Lienhardt and Dr. Mary Abed, MD, FACC, were recognized by NJBIZ as Best 50 Women in Business. This 2023 list recognizes outstanding women who have made a significant impact on New Jersey business and the community at large.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Ms. Lienhardt drives the business development growth of RWJBarnabas Health. She has been the catalyst for numerous valuable partnerships and additions that expand the organization’s reach, increasing patients’ access to care.

Dr. Abed is the Chief of Cardiology at Jersey City Medical Center and Cardiologist at RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. She specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart, blood vessels, and cardiovascular system. Dr. Abed also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life, and has been serving the Hudson County, New Jersey community for over 30 years.

The complete list of honorees can be found here. An awards ceremony will be held for honorees on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at The Palace at Somerset Park.

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