RWJBarnabas Health, Rutgers appoint CEO of combined medical group

Dr. Andy Anderson has been named CEO of the combined medical group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University.

Anderson will be responsible for oversight of the group’s clinical activities.

The group is the result of a partnership between RWJBarnabas and Rutgers to jointly operate an academic health system. He is responsible for creating a seamless transition when the two companies combine.

Dr. Andy Anderson

“Dr. Anderson’s leadership experience at some of the most progressive integrated delivery systems in the nation will be a major advantage for our Combined Medical Group,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, CEO and president of RWJBarnabas Health.  “His expertise at leading schools of medicine and working with multi-specialty groups is invaluable to the RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University community.”

The group was formed from practitioners of RWJBarnabas and Rutgers Health Group, a Rutgers-employed practice of health care professionals.

“Rutgers faculty bring tremendous expertise, insight and experience to clinical care and research, and we are thrilled to have Dr. Andy Anderson lead our Combined Medical Group,” said Dr. Brian Strom, chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and the executive vice president for health affairs at Rutgers University. “We are confident his leadership will help us to provide the highest quality patient care and enhance the delivery and accessibility of evidence-based health care across the region.”

Prior to the appointment, Anderson was at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin as its chief medical officer. Before that, he held multiple leadership roles at national heath care systems including NorthShore University HealthSystem, the University of Chicago Hospitals and the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Health.

“It is an exciting time to join the team and lead the Combined Medical Group as this partnership seeks to lead health care delivery and innovation in New Jersey and the region,” Dr. Anderson said.  “I look forward to advancing health in New Jersey by utilizing the expertise I have gained from almost two decades of working with academic health centers, medical groups, clinical networks and physician leadership development.”

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