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Hospital Leadership


Joseph F. Scott, FACHE

President and CEO

Jersey City Medical Center is committed to enhancing life. Our website has been designed to help you navigate our nationally recognized services. The medical staff, employees, and volunteers of Jersey City Medical Center are ready to assist you.


Michael Prilutsky

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer I am responsible for all aspects of the operation of Jersey City Medical Center. My goal is to insure the safest and highest quality care for our patients, excellent interaction with families and visitors, community engagement, and staff satisfaction, including the Medical-Dental Staff.


Robert Margulies, Esq.

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Our goal is to provide high-quality, comprehensive health care services to the families of Hudson County with world-class service. The Board of Trustees is dedicated to maintaining Jersey City Medical Center as a pillar of our local community, while becoming a national leader in innovation and clinical excellence.


Kenneth Garay, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Thank you for visiting our website. We are Enhancing Life by providing quality patient services with an emphasis on Patient Safety, Clinical Quality, and Satisfaction.


Rita Smith, RN, DNP

Chief Nursing Officer, Senior VP of Patient Care Service

At Jersey City Medical Center, nursing is not just a profession, it is a passion. Our values of superior patient care, commitment to quality and a quest for clinical knowledge allowed JCMC to earn the prestigious Magnet Recognition Award for nursing excellence.
Learn more about Nursing at JCMC »

Boards of Trustees

Jersey City Medical Center
  • Tom Biga
  • Catherine M. Carnevale (Vice-Chair)
  • Abegail Douglas-Johnson
  • Thomas Gallagher
  • Genevieve Gazon
  • Marvin Glazerman (Secretary)
  • Kimberly Haas
  • Carlos Lejnieks
  • Robert E. Margulies, Esq. (Chair)
  • Edgar Martinez
  • W. Nevins McCann, Esq.
  • Richard O'Neill
  • Joseph A. Panepinto, Jr.
  • Veronica Park
  • Michael Pham, MD
  • Joseph F. Scott, FACHE
  • Rita Smith, DNP
  • Seena Stein (Treasurer)
  • Alan J. Wilzig
Jersey City Medical Center Foundation
  • James Caulfield
  • Phyllis Colaninno-Hart
  • Michael DeMarco
  • Joan Introcaso
  • Nicole Kagan
  • Jeremy Kaplan
  • Suraj Kaufman
  • Cristie Kerr
  • W. Nevins McCann, Esq.
  • Maryellen McLaughlin
  • Joseph F. Scott, FACHE
  • Jared H. Wolovnick, Esq.

To contact a Board Member please use this address:

Board Members Name
Care of: Amy Gillmor - Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Board of Trustees
RWJBarnabas Health Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Patient Stories

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