Andy Anderson, MD

RWJBarnabas Executive Receives 2024 EJI Excellence in Medicine Award

Andy Anderson, MD, MBA, executive vice president, chief medical and quality office of RWJBarnabas Health, was recognized with the 2024 Edward J. Ill, M.D., Excellence in Medicine Awards’ Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award presented by the EJI Excellence in Medicine Foundation. The award is presented to one New Jersey healthcare executive each year who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the enhancement of patient care and medical practice in the state. The recognition ceremony was held on May 1, 2024, at the Park Château Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick.

Dr. Anderson leads the system’s clinical mission to advance and elevate care for the communities it serves. Bringing together various experts and specialists, Dr. Anderson prioritized the system’s medical neighborhoods initiative, accelerating primary care service line development and helping grow its base of primary care physicians by over 50%. Dr. Anderson has also advanced quality, safety, and patient experience by encouraging collaboration between CMOs, CNOs, and quality leadership at RWJBarnabas Health’s hospital sites.

Dr. Anderson joined RWJBarnabas Health in 2018 as president and CEO of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health, one of the largest provider consortia in the country. He has over two decades of experience in healthcare leadership, including his tenure as Chief Medical Officer of Aurora Health Care and the President and Board Chair of Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group. In this role, he was responsible for Aurora’s strategic direction and operational deployment of critical physician and clinical support functions, including clinical risk management, infection prevention, research, medical education, and medical staff services. An internist by training, Dr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he earned his bachelor’s degree and medical degree. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Marquette University.

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