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RWJBarnabas Health recognized by Forbes as America’s Best-In-State Employer 2020

RWJBarnabas Health has been recognized by Forbes as an America’s Best-In-State Employer 2020.

This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The annual awards list was announced recently and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.

Forbes and Statista selected America’s Best-in-State Employers based on an independent survey of approximately 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations, according to information provided by RWJBarnabas. The surveys were administered using a series of online panels and provide a representative sample of the U.S. workforce. Direct and indirect employee recommendations were evaluated on a state level.

The study assessed each company according to Atmosphere & Development, Company Image, Working Conditions, Salaries & Wages, and Diversity.

“As New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns, it’s an honor to be recognized by Forbes’ as an America’s Best-In-State Employer 2020,” Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer of RWJBarnabas Health, said in the statement. “Even more meaningful is the positive response from our employees which comes at an extremely challenging time in healthcare as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. I am incredibly proud and grateful for the work, commitment to high quality care, and compassion that each of our employees demonstrates to every person that enters one of our facilities. Every member of our team plays a critical role in advancing our mission of addressing both the clinical and social health to create and sustain healthy communities. This recognition belongs to them.”




RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick, RWJUH  Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH  Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 34,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.



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