Trinitas names DiLiegro to succeed Horan as CEO and president

Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Thursday named Nancy DiLiegro to serve as its next CEO and president. She will succeed Gary Horan, who retires next month after more than 21 years as the hospital’s leader.

Effective April 15, DiLiegro, who currently serves as the hospital’s chief clinical officer, vice president of clinical operations and physician services, will officially lead the Elizabeth health care facility, which is a part of the RWJBarnabas Health family.

“We can think of no better leader for Trinitas Regional Medical Center than Nancy DiLiegro,” Mark Manigan, CEO and president of RWJBarnabas Health, said. “Her track record of success at Trinitas is unparalleled and she was an instrumental partner in guiding the integration of this institution into the RWJBarnabas Health family last year. We anticipate many more great things to come from Trinitas in support of the greater Elizabeth and Union County communities under her leadership.”

Victor Richel, chairman, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, agreed in saying: “Nancy is passionate about her mission and responsibilities in helping lead Trinitas to provide excellence to all we serve. As chairman of Trinitas, I look forward to working with Nancy as she assumes the presidency of our organization.”

DiLiegro joined Trinitas in April 2002 as director of clinical operations, a position she held until 2008. She was promoted to vice president, clinical services, in 2008, and to vice president, clinical and physician services in 2009. She has been in her current position since 2013. Previously, she held various management positions at Lenox Hill Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center and Our Lady of Mercy Healthcare System.

“I am truly honored and humbled to have been appointed president and chief executive officer of this wonderful organization,” DiLiegro said.  “I look forward to working with all members of the RWJBarnabas Health family, in particular those based at Trinitas, as we enter a new era of health care delivery for our region.”

DiLiegro served on the board of governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. In addition to her service with ACHE, she is affiliated with numerous national and regional organizations.