RWJBarnabas officially names Davis CEO and president for Saint Barnabas Medical Center

RWJBarnabas Health formally appointed Richard “Rick” Davis as the CEO and president of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Davis joined the health care provider in 2012 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 2019, he was named chief financial officer of the northern region of RWJBarnabas Health.

His new role was first announced in September.

Davis’ most recent accomplishments at SBMC include completing the financial analysis of the $200 million Cooperman Family Pavilion and securing all necessary approvals, developing and launching the Clinical Excellence and Efficiency program, and integrating the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center into SBMC.

“Rick is an exceptional leader with over 25 years of executive management experience in health care finance and operations,” said Barry Ostrowsky, CEO and president of RWJBarnabas Health. “His experience and strong business acumen will be essential in building on the well-established legacy Saint Barnabas Medical Center holds as a premiere health care facility in New Jersey and a flagship of our health system.”

Prior to joining SBMC, Davis worked at Universal Health Services for approximately 18 years, first at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas and then at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he was the chief financial officer.

SBMC is being renamed Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center after Leon and Toby Cooperman made a historic $100 million gift to the facility earlier this fall.