Hospital Leadership

Michael Prilutsky JCMC President and CEO

Michael Prilutsky

President & CEO, Jersey City Medical Center,

Executive Vice President, RWJBarnabasHealth

Thank you for choosing Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health where our mission is “Let’s be healthy together.” As the leading health care provider in Hudson County, we are very proud of our many achievements, which we owe to the dedication and hard work of our talented staff. This year, we have earned Magnet designation for the fourth consecutive time, which is a testament to our dedication to excellence in nursing. And, four fourteen reporting periods, we’ve earned a grade of ‘A’ in quality and patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. In partnership with Rutgers Health, we practice advanced medicine across many disciplines, including oncology, cardiovascular services and offering women’s health care for every generation. We are continuing to grow, and are always looking for ways to better serve you.

Ije Akunyili, MD, MBA, MPA, FACEP

Ije Akunyili, MD, MBA, MPA, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

Jersey City Medical Center is committed to being the center of excellence in advanced stroke, cardiovascular, orthopedic, and women’s health. We are dedicated to our community of learners – residents, fellows, PA and NP students. We are at the forefront of transformation in exceptional health care delivery for our community. Every patient deserves world class, compassionate care rooted in the highest standards of empathy, quality and a desire for perpetual improvement.

Carla Hollis-Parker COO

Carla Parker-Hollis

Chief Operating Officer

As High Reliability Organization (HRO), we are steeped in a culture of safety to achieve top-tier clinical outcomes and to deliver the highest quality care and the safest experience for our patients, communities and workforce. Delivering on our promise to create a safe environment at Jersey City Medical Center will lead to enhanced quality of care; patient, physician and employee satisfaction; and overall optimal performance as we continue to serve as Hudson County’s hospital of choice.

Carlos Lejnieks

Carlos Lejnieks

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Healing, enhancing and investing in Hudson County is one of several ways in which we affirm our commitment to the health and wellness of our neighbors throughout the county. As your partner in health care, we are intentional about our goal to work with you to address social determinants of health while maintaining our standing as a national and regional leader in providing world-class health care.

Chief Nursing Officer - Margaret Ames, DNP, MPA, RN, NEA-BC

Margaret Ames, DNP, MPA, RN, NEA-BC

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.
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Boards of Trustees

Jersey City Medical Center
  • Margaret Ames
  • Ansar Batool
  • **Thomas Biga
  • Lenora Brown
  • Catherine Carnevale
  • Abegail Douglas-Johnson
  • Thomas M. Gallagher
  • Suraj Kaufman
  • Carlos Lejnieks (Chair)
  • Robert E. Margulies, Esq.
  • Edgar Martinez
  • *W. Nevins McCann, Esq.
  • *John Minella
  • Joseph A. Panepinto, Jr.
  • Amit Patel, M.D.
  • Michael Prilutsky
  • Maureen Skea (Vice Chair)
  • Seena A. Stein
  • Ketan Vyas (Treasurer)
  • Alan J. Wilzig* Emeritus Status as of May 2017

*Appointed by the City of Jersey City

**RWJBH Designee

New members must be approved by RWJBH Board

Jersey City Medical Center Foundation
  • Lance Bruck, MD
  • Silvana Buccianti
  • James Caulfield
  • Michael DeMarco
  • Jeremy Kaplan
  • Suraj Kaufman
  • W. Nevins McCann, Esq.
  • Maryellen McLaughlin
  • Michael Prilutsky
  • Steve Rocco

To contact a Board Member please use this address:

[Board Members Name]
Care of: Maggie Ramirez Zuniga - Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Board of Trustees
Jersey City Medical Center
412 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

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