John Gantner

RWJBarnabas Health Welcomes John Gantner as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer

John Gantner will join RWJBarnabas Health as the Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer in mid-March, bringing more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership in health care finance and operations and extensive experience at national accounting firms.

Mr. Gantner will oversee the development and execution of synergies of the recent merger creating RWJBarnabas Health and serve as a key leader in the transformation to a high performing and efficient value based care organization.  His initial corporate responsibilities will include direct oversight of Managed Care, Information Technology & Systems, and Supply Chain functions, as well as the Integration Management Office.

In addition, Mr. Gantner will provide support for a limited time to the leadership team and Finance Division at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in New Brunswick to assist this nationally acclaimed Academic Medical Center through the transformation necessary to be well positioned for the future delivery system with RWJBH’s partners at Rutgers Health.  He previously served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of RWJUH, where he held positions for 14 years.  Under his leadership, the Academic Medical Center experienced a period of unprecedented financial growth and success.

“John Gantner brings significant leadership experience and industry knowledge as well as a deep understanding of New Jersey, which make him uniquely well suited for this position,” stated Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health, in making the announcement. “His expertise will direct focused skills to our integration and transformation efforts. John Gantner’s appointment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ensure RWJBarnabas Health is a national leader in the health care industry, producing exceptional quality with an outstanding customer experience.”

Mr. Gantner joins RWJBH after serving in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for BayCare Health System, a $3.8 billion integrated health care delivery system of 12 hospitals in South West Florida. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President at Meridian Health System, and also held positions at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and with major financial services and consulting firms and was a partner with Ernst & Young.

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