University Hospital names trio (Iannaccone, Holubek and Gregorio) to executive team

By Emily Bader
Newark | Apr 6, 2020 at 2:08 pm

University Hospital announced on Monday it has appointed three new members to its executive leadership team.

The Newark-based health system said Robert Iannaccone has been appointed to executive vice president, William Holubek to chief medical officer and Tomas Gregorio to chief innovation and technology officer, all effective April 13.

“These three health care executives will bring fresh ideas and new enthusiasm to University Hospital as we look to a new era of serving our community. Robert and Tomas have first-hand experience with New Jersey’s health care environment, while William brings a great perspective on urban healthcare.  All three have deep experience in academic medical center leadership,” Shereef Elnahal, CEO and president of University Hospital, said. “I look forward to working with them as we join forces with our board of directors to continuously improve University Hospital and its operations.”

The trio is ready and eager to help the organization through the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the health system said in a news release.

Iannaccone previously served as the CEO of Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark.

“I know Newark, and I look forward to the opportunity to join forces with Dr. Elnahal and the leadership team as we look to fulfill the hospital’s mission to the City of Newark and the surrounding community,” Iannaccone said. “I look forward to bringing the knowledge and expertise on hospital transformation gained while at Saint Michael’s to New Jersey’s state hospital.”

Holubek was the vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at the 762-bed urban academic hospital WellStar Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s also a graduate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Atlantic Health‘s Morristown Memorial Medical Center.

“I am excited to work with the clinical and hospital staff at University Hospital, to help provide the safest and highest quality healthcare to our patients and the community we serve,” Holubek said. “University Hospital is a jewel of New Jersey, with world-class graduate medical education, and advanced technologies and clinical services. I am honored to become a member of the leadership team and eager to ensure University Hospital is recognized for the exceptional care it delivers.”

Gregorio comes to University Hospital from the New Jersey Innovation Institute‘s healthcare division, where he served as senior vice president and general manager.

“Through my industry experience and my work in New Jersey healthcare, my long-term vision is to continue to find innovative ways to deliver on the triple aim — better healthcare, better health, and lower costs,” Gregorio said. “I thank Dr. Elnahal and his team for affording me the opportunity to bring that focus to University Hospital.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader