RWJBarnabas Health announced Tuesday it has appointed Douglas A. Zehner to the new position of Newark and Union regional chief financial officer.
In this role, Zehner will be responsible for overseeing fiscal growth at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway as well as helping support financial management at Barnabas Health Behavioral Health. He will also be tasked with acquiring and integrating new medical facilities within his region.
“Doug has tremendous ability to think strategically and his knowledge of facility and market dynamics is invaluable,” John Doll, executive vice president and chief fnancial officer of RWJBarnabas Health said. “Furthermore, he will help to stimulate our growth as we acquire and integrate new medical facilities.”
Zehner joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in 2014 as chief financial officer and was named chief operating officer in 2016. Before that, he held several CFO roles at hospitals around the country, including Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
“Doug’s experience over two decades in hospital financial and operational management has been instrumental to our growth and we look forward to working with him in his new role within the RWJBarnabas Health system,” Darrell K. Terry Sr., CEO and president, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, said.
The hospital system also announced Dr. Matthew Schreiber, chief clinical officer at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, has been named chief operating officer.
“My goal as Newark and Union chief financial officer for RWJBarnabas Health is to continue our strategic cost efficiencies to realize value, as well as guide the kinds of acquisitions that will help us deliver the best care possible to our communities,” Zehner said.