Senior Leadership

President & CEO
Kirk C. Tice

Chief Medical Officer
Carol Ash, DO, MHCDS, MBA

Vice President and Site Financial Officer
Rodney Dunn

Vice President, Patient Services & CNO
Eric Kleinert, MSN, RN

Vice President Clinical Transformation and Integration
Deborah Gandy, MSN, MSA, RN, CPHQ

Vice President, Development Trinitas Regional Medical Center Foundation & Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway
Laura Ciraco, MBA

Management Team

Senior Director of Nursing Operations
Tara Cullen MBA, BSN, RN

Director, Patient Access
Sara Polak

Director, Laboratory
Francis M. Starrett

Director, Food and Environmental Services
Danielle Damion

Director, Plant Services
William Kelly

Director, Information Services
Leonora Eckhart

Director, Patient Experience
Mary Jackson

Director, Clinical Services
Terrence McCarthy

Director, Pharmacy
Irina Polotskiy, Pharm.D

Director, Human Resources
Sheila Buthe, SPHR

Senior Director, Perioperative Services & Outpatient Cardiac Services
Caroline Kornutik, RN, MSN, CNOR, NE-BC

Director, Imaging, Material Management
Robert White, CRA

Director, Rehabilitation Services
Nora Grillo, DPT

Assistant Director, Case Management and Social Services
Bernie Valenzuela, MBA, MSN, RN, CCM

Patient Stories

  • “I’ve always had a good feeling about the hospital, and when I spoke to the people at the transplant center, I felt at ease. The staff was wonderful.”

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  • “They were all so supportive”

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  • “Her health problem was very stressful for us, but that’s all gone now — because she’s OK.”

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