Emergency physician, medical educator/administrator, and health law attorney to lead institutional excellence in provision of medical services, physician training, and adherence to health care regulations
(Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, NJ – July 25, 2023) – Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest, most comprehensive and integrated health care network in New Jersey, is pleased to announced that Gregory Rokosz, DO, JD, FACEP, FACOEP, has been appointed chief medical officer for Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s. The chief medical officer position is part of the hospitals’ senior leadership team and includes managing both hospital’s physicians to provide high quality medical services.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gregory Rokosz to Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s,” said Patricia Carroll, FACHE, president, chief hospital executive, Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s. “Dr. Rokosz will continue his stellar medical career in leadership positions spanning clinical affairs, research, and medical education. He is an emergency physician and a health law attorney, and we could not have a more qualified or experienced medical leader joining both our hospital’s.”
Dr. Rokosz joins Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s from RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), where he was the senior vice president for Clinical Affairs, Research, and Education and chief academic officer. He previously served for 21 years as the chief medical officer for Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC).
Prior to this, he was president of the medical staff at Union Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Rokosz is an emergency physician, medical educator, medical administrator, and health law attorney. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians. On a state level, Dr. Rokosz served on the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners for more than eleven years, including serving as Board president. He continues to Chair the Physician Executive Constituency Group of the New Jersey Hospital Association, a position he has held since 2003.
“It’s truly an honor to join the dedicated and talented professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health, and to continue to drive clinical excellence and innovation at Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center’s,” said Dr. Rokosz. “I know that the people I work with share my passion for helping patients and delivering the best medical care possible.”
About Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center and Old Bridge Medical Center:
For more than 100 years, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center and Old Bridge Medical Center have provided a full continuum of health care services to residents of Central Jersey. Raritan Bay Medical Center is one of less than one percent of hospitals in the world to achieve Magnet Recognition, the “Gold Standard” for nursing practice, quality, and safety in patient care, four times. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Raritan Bay Medical Center as high performing in Orthopedics, Nephrology, COPD and Heart Failure.
The medical center is a New Jersey state designated Primary Stroke Center and recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, recognizing optimal treatment of stroke patients. Raritan Bay is also a recipient of the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the AHA’s Heart Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers and the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award recognizing high-quality care of patients experiencing a severe heart attack.
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SOURCE; Hackensack Meridian Health