Our Vision

Together as the state’s most comprehensive health system, RWJBarnabas Health is a stronger organization and is better positioned to achieve our vision of improving the health of the populations we serve throughout New Jersey. By integrating our systems, we have created a statewide network spanning New Jersey and covering about 5 million residents. This means we will have the tremendous opportunity to reach more than half the state’s population with high-quality, culturally competent care.

As one integrated health system, RWJBarnabas Health will:

  • Advance the overall health of the populations we serve;
  • Continuously improve the quality of care we provide;
  • Collaborate with physicians for a closely coordinated continuum of care;
  • Contribute to the local, regional and state economies by remaining a major employer in our communities;
  • Focus on the well-being of the diverse communities we serve with a continued commitment to high-quality, culturally competent care; and
  • Foster and support a mission of academic excellence, including a commitment to leading-edge research and clinical trials and teaching the next generation of health care workers.

We believe that teaming up allows us to leverage our individual strengths to work collectively to combat disease and promote wellness in our region—truly making our communities healthier.

Presidents' Message

Dear New Jersey,

Barnabas Health and RWJ share many things – depth of quality clinical services, qualified and dedicated clinicians, a legacy of teaching, and a responsibility as major economic contributors for the state, just to name a few. We are committed to the well-being of our diverse communities by providing the highest-quality patient care and clinical expertise with our major focus on improving the health of the populations we serve throughout New Jersey. By uniting, we have created the most comprehensive health system in the state, which is significant because it enables us to create the kind of change in the health of our communities that we could not do alone. This health system brings the best of academic medicine, research, and teaching and community providers together to create healthier communities. This partnership also means a greater level of diversity in every respect—diversity in thought, clinical care delivery and workforce—a true reflection of New Jersey and the people we serve.

We are excited about our future and look forward to continuing to communicate our vision for moving forward together and serving our communities with the finest quality health care.


Barry Ostrowsky
President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health

Stephen Jones

Chief Academic Officer, RWJBarnabas Health