Bash named chief HR officer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has named Ruth Bash as its chief human resources officer. Bash will be responsible for overseeing all HR functions and will be promoting a culture of employee engagement by attracting and retaining an innovative, inclusive and high performing staff.

“Ruth Bash is a seasoned human resources professional with over 25 years of management experience in health care and the nonprofit sector. She is knowledgeable and passionate about building organizational culture. We are fortunate to have her joining our executive team,” states Richard Davis, CEO and president, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Most recently, Bash was the vice president and chief culture officer at Children’s Specialized Hospital, where she worked since December 2014. During her tenure, she had oversight responsibility for all human resource functions, marketing and communications, patient experience, family centered care and volunteers.

Additionally, Bash served as executive champion for diversity and inclusion, managing an interdisciplinary steering committee that developed education and programs to raise awareness and foster a workplace environment of inclusion and respect.

Prior to joining CSH, Bash held the position of assistant vice president and chief of staff at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.