Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center appoints new chief nursing officer

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, part of RWJBarnabas Health, has named Robin Ferrer chief nursing officer. He will be responsible for all nursing practice and clinical services.

“Mr. Ferrer is a seasoned health care leader whose diverse experience has prepared him to lead our outstanding nursing team,” Nancy Holecek, executive vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer, RWJBarnabas Health, said.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Ferrer to our team. He is a compassionate leader with a commitment to evidence-based practice, professional advancement for nurses and a focus on excellence,” Richard Davis, CEO and president, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, said.

Most recently, Ferrer served as vice president of emergency services for the Mount Sinai Health System. In that role, he provided leadership and oversight for seven Mount Sinai emergency departments. He oversaw clinical operations and nursing and was accountable for the effectiveness, efficiency and compliance of nursing care across the health system. He also led efforts to implement a strategic plan that aligned with contemporary emergency services priorities.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Ferrer served as the director of operations and nursing for the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, overseeing the Departments of Adult Emergency, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency, Hemodialysis, Respiratory Therapy, Neurophysiology, Outpatient Psychiatry and the Pulmonary Function Lab.

Ferrer began his career in 2004 at New York University in a medical-surgical liver and kidney transplant unit. He moved to New York-Presbyterian Columbia/Columbia University in 2006 as a staff nurse in the emergency department. Ferrer was promoted to leadership roles within the organization, where he successfully led teams in improving quality, throughput, patient safety, employee engagement and culture.