RWJBarnabas Health appoints new EVP to oversee all major construction projects

Stephen Barry named to lead facilities management and real estate development

Stephen Barry has been appointed executive vice president of facilities management and real estate development at RWJBarnabas Health, according to a Wednesday announcement.

The hospital system said the new role reflects the health system’s focus on expanding its ambulatory footprint and increasing health care access. Barry will lead day-to-day facility management, oversee all major construction projects at the system’s acute care and ambulatory locations, and manage a comprehensive plan to optimize and expand its ambulatory footprint. He will report to John Doll, chief operating officer.

“As RWJBarnabas Health continues to grow and establish its ever-increasing role as an anchor institution in New Jersey, Steve is a seasoned leader who will help us optimize our physical space to support our dedicated staff in better serving the needs of our patients and community members,”  Doll said. “His background and expertise are uniquely suited to fulfill the needs of this new position, which will evolve over time as our system continues to expand access to care.”

Barry joins RWJBarnabas Health following an 18-year stint at Rendina Healthcare Real Estate, where he served as president and formed and maintained close relationships with leading health systems and physician groups across the nation. He also created and executed Rendina’s growth strategy for expansion into new markets and forged partnerships with real estate services firms.

Previously, he spent two years as an analyst with J.P. Morgan in New York.