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Carol Barsky, M.D., MBA Recognized by the United Hospital Fund as an Extraordinary Quality Improvement Leader


May 21, 2019 ― Edison, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Carol Barsky, M.D., MBA, executive vice president and chief quality officer of Hackensack Meridian Health, has been recognized by the United Hospital Fund (UHF) as an extraordinary quality improvement leader.

“I am proud to congratulate Dr. Barsky on this well-deserved recognition,’ said Robert C. Garrett, FACHE, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “With innovation and vision, she is leading our network-wide transformation in measuring, reporting, and ensuring quality.”

Dr. Barsky was honored among quality improvement leaders at 51 hospitals and long-term care facilities across the New York metropolitan region at the UHF’s Tribute to Excellence in Health Care identified as champions of quality of care, patient safety, and patient experience.

In her current role, Dr. Barsky recently developed a single quality scorecard that reports hospital-level data, and provides Hackensack Meridian Health and local hospital leadership with real-time performance metrics, as well as rankings on nationally recognized platforms.

She previously served Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center as vice president, chief quality and patient safety officer. Dr. Barsky joined Hackensack University Medical Center from Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as medical director for Clinical Performance and associate chief, Patient Safety and Quality. She was also an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Barsky was featured for three consecutive years on Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of national leaders improving the field of patient safety.

“The Tribute is both a celebration of personal leadership and an occasion to amplify and elevate the vital work underway to make our health care system more patient-centered, safe, and effective,” said UHF President Anthony Shih, M.D., MPH.

Honorees received an Excellence in Health Care Award at a luncheon held in New York City.

ABOUT HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 17 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which include three academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children’s hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; nine community hospitals – Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin; a behavioral health hospital – Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead; and two rehabilitation hospitals - JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.

Additionally, the network has more than 500 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, urgent care centers and physician practice locations. Hackensack Meridian Health has more than 34,100 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The network’s notable distinctions include having four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and being named to Becker’s Healthcare’s “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare/2019” list.

The Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, the first private medical school in New Jersey in more than 50 years, welcomed its first class of students in 2018 to its On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton. Additionally, the network partnered with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to find more cures for cancer faster while ensuring that patients have access to the highest quality, most individualized cancer care when and where they need it.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.
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