1985 to 1996

Bold New Leadership Lays Groundwork for Change

1985 - Ronald J. Del Mauro is Appointed President and CEO

In 1986, the Saint Barnabas Corporation appoints Mr. Del Mauro as president and chief executive officer of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. This marks the beginning of a new era of innovative leadership that will have a profound effect on the delivery of New Jersey’s health care. The new appointment caps Mr. Del Mauro’s almost two decades of distinguished service to Saint Barnabas Medical Center as vice president of Human Resources.

1985 - Board Chairs Provide New Direction

Martin Brody is re-elected chairman of the Saint Barnabas Corporation Board of Trustees and Robert C. McQueen becomes chairman of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees.

1986 - Second-Century Campaign is Launched

The Saint Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees and Medical Staff initiate a $7 million drive for the Second Century of Medical Excellence Campaign dedicated to the rebuilding of Saint Barnabas. The Board appoints Milford A. Vieser honorary chairman and Harvey Nussbaum, M.D., chairman of the Campaign.

1987 - Stone Center of New Jersey Begins

The first lithotripsy service in the northern region of the state is initiated as a joint venture of Saint Barnabas Medical Center and UMDNJ.

1987 - State Paves the Way for Needed Expansion

1987 - State Paves the Way for Needed ExpansionThe New Jersey Department of Health approves Saint Barnabas’ $38 million construction and renovation program designed to provide 67,000 square feet of renovations. Also approved is a 170,000-square-foot Medical Office Building to be built by the Saint Barnabas Realty Development Corporation. Morton Siegler, president of the Saint Barnabas Realty Development Corporation and a Saint Barnabas trustee, is appointed to oversee the construction program.

1987 model of expansion1987 - Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation Is Formed

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of The Saint Barnabas Burn Center, The Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation is established to expand its work by providing supportive services and counseling to burn patients and their families. In addition, the Foundation’s programs teach thousands of people – young and old – burn awareness, prevention, and fire safety. Francis C. Nance, M.D., chairman of the Department of Surgery, is elected first chairman of the Foundation.

1988 - State Grants First Neurosurgery Residency

Saint Barnabas Medical Center and UMDNJ receive approval to establish a joint residency in Neurosurgery, the first such residency ever granted in New Jersey and only the second approved anywhere in the United States in a 12-year period.

1988 - Saint Barnabas Opens Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Center

The facility is the first hospital-based MRI Center in the region.

1989 - Bonds Provide Financing for Second Century Rebuilding

In May, the Health Care Facilities Financing Authority issues a $59,650,000 AAA rated bond offering for Saint Barnabas Medical Center which is immediately oversubscribed. The bonds enable the $38 million Second Century rebuilding program to begin. Construction starts immediately.

1989 - Celebration Marks Double Anniversary

Saint Barnabas celebrates 25 years in Livingston and 125 years of service to the people of New Jersey.

1990 - 125th Anniversary Year Festivities Begin with Gala

The Saint Barnabas Auxiliary announces plans for a 125th gala celebration to be held Saturday evening, May 12, 1990, at the Parsippany Hilton.

1992 - Saint Barnabas Celebrates New Home of The Burn Center

Firemen from throughout New Jersey join in the festivities marking the 15th anniversary of The Burn Unit at Saint Barnabas – the state’s only certified burn treatment facility, and the fifth year of the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation – the facility’s education, research and fundraising arm. The new comprehensive 14,700-square-foot Center is described by Ronald J. Del Mauro, president and chief executive officer of Saint Barnabas Medical Center, as a resource that will “ensure continued state-of-the-art burn treatment for all New Jersey residents.”

1992 - Medical Center Advances MRI Technology

Saint Barnabas adds two state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners with the same high field strength found in MRIs used by the top research and teaching universities in the nation. This is part of the Medical Center’s continuing commitment to offer patients the best diagnostic equipment available.

1993 - Ronald J. Del Mauro, President and CEO, Named Board Chairman

The nation faces many challenges to its health care delivery system. Mr. Del Mauro is appointed to the additional post of Board Chairman in a move intended to help cope with the rapidly changing environment and better position Saint Barnabas for the future by streamlining operations.

1993 - Pediatric Critical Care Advanced

A new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) opens, providing a full range of pediatric medical and surgical services for critically ill children and adolescents.

1995 - Saint Barnabas Launches New Cancer Center

Long a leader in the delivery of quality cancer care in New Jersey, the new Cancer Center of Saint Barnabas enables the Medical Center to provide the most advanced medical treatment in an environment designed to offer patients and families a sense of comfort and serenity.

1995 - Nation’s First Referral Center for Genetic Testing of Embryos Opens

The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas announces that its new in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory will serve as the first national referral center to detect genetic abnormalities in embryos before they are transferred to a woman. Jacques Cohen, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading clinical embryologists, serves as Scientific Director of the Institute.

1995 - Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation Program is Established

The Program provides an opportunity for improved quality of life for patients with declining renal function and diabetes. In the same year, the Renal Transplant Center at Saint Barnabas performs its 1,000 kidney transplant, an impressive milestone that it shares with its partner program, The Renal Transplant Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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