Recognized for Strategic Vision, State-Wide Impact & Improving Health Equity
West Orange, NJ, October 10, 2023 – Paul Alexander, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President, Chief Health Equity and Transformation Officer at RWJBarnabas Health, was honored by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of its 2023 Chief Transformation Officers to Know and Fierce Healthcare as one of just ten 2023 Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare. The Becker’s list recognizes executives who inspire, model, and implement lasting change at their organizations and highlights CTOs with exemplary problem-solving and leadership skills. Fierce Healthcare is honoring ten exceptional leaders who have had a unique influence on the healthcare industry in the last year.
Responsible for developing and driving key strategies across the system, Dr. Alexander is driving RWJBarnabas Health’s transition to value-based care. His role encompasses accountable care organization management, the employee health plan, and other resources dedicated to building the system’s infrastructure and advancing health equity for New Jersey communities.
Working in collaboration with facility-based and corporate teams, he has expanded the system’s social determinants of health programming; spearheaded injury prevention, employee safety, and wellness efforts; and played a key role in the system’s population health activities.
Dedicated to advancing the healthcare industry and sharing best practices with fellow providers, Dr. Alexander regularly speaks at national conferences and offers media commentary on relevant issues impacting hospitals and health systems.
The full list of Chief Transformation Officers to Know honorees can be found on the Becker’s website. The full list of Fierce Healthcare’s Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare for 2023 can be found on the Fierce Healthcare website.
About RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, 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, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, Children’s Specialized Hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation 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, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.
RWJBarnabas Health is among New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians– and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic healthcare system. The collaboration aligns 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.
Contact: Carrie Cristello