Trinitas Regional Medical Center is now a member of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health system in the state of New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health welcomed the Elizabeth-based hospital into its network of healthcare facilities after a thoughtful and deliberate planning process, which will continue into their shared future.
“With the addition of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, our commitment to clinical quality, academic excellence and leading-edge research will be enhanced,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive Oofficer of RWJBarnabas Health. “Each organization has long histories of delivering healthcare to urban and underserved communities, and together we shall make New Jersey an even better place to live.”
“We are excited to officially be part of RWJBarnabas Health,” said Gary S. Horan, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. “Our chief goal is to provide excellent care for our community and being the newest member of the RWJBarnabas Health family gives us the resources and opportunities to enhance the already high level of care we provide.”
Together, both organizations will be able to increase access to high-quality healthcare in the Northern and Central New Jersey regions, and expand outreach to underserved communities. This includes a specific focus on cardiac care, oncology, emergency services, renal care/dialysis, women’s health and wound care, as well as behavioral health services and others.
In addition, the two organizations share an academic commitment, with RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University serving as the premier academic health system for the state of New Jersey and Trinitas serving as a regional leader in training nurses through the Trinitas School of Nursing, which offers a cooperative education program with Union County College.
By joining RWJBarnabas Health, the communities served by Trinitas can expect:
Trinitas will continue to adhere to the standards of care stated in the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, with Catholic oversight from the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. Local facilities in Elizabeth will also retain the Trinitas Regional Medical Center name, while transitioning to the RWJBarnabas Health branding.
“RWJBarnabas Health is well known for being inclusive and welcoming to patients, colleagues and new organizations joining the system,” said Victor M. Richel, chair of the Trinitas Regional Medical Center board of trustees. “As a Catholic teaching hospital, we are proud to maintain our historical Catholic connection and to remain true to the culture of Trinitas.”
Richel will remain chair of the Trinitas Regional Medical Center board of trustees and will serve on the parent board of RWJBarnabas Health. Additionally, Horan will remain the president and chief executive officer of Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
“The RWJBarnabas Health Board believes it is vital that Trinitas continue to be led by local leaders in this community” said Marc E. Berson, chair of the RWJBarnabas Health board of trustees. “These leaders know the local community and have institutional knowledge that will help all of us make decisions that are best for those we serve.”
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