RWJBarnabas Health named one of America’s Best Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek

West Orange, NJ, January 24, 2023 — RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, is recognized by News Week as one of “America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity.” RWJBarnabas Health is one of 1,000 companies in the United States to have earned the title.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by News Week for creating a workplace where all employees feel valued and respected,” said Mark E. Manigan, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health. “In recent years, RWJBarnabas Health has become a national leader as we have worked on diversity, equity and inclusion across our workforce. We recognize that the diversity of our workforce is not only important to us as an organization, but is vital to the overall health of our patients and surrounding communities.”

In 2016, RWJBarnabas Health established the Corporate Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to expand diversity and inclusion strategies and embrace the range of experiences, perspectives and ideas of all system employees. Since then, RWJBarnabas Health has increased the diversity of the system’s leadership team, expanded cultural competency training, and established employee-led groups based on shared characteristics and/or life experiences to support colleagues, promote career advancement, and contribute to cultural sensitivity in the working environment.

“RWJBarnabas Health is committed to treating everyone with respect and dignity while appreciating and embracing the differences and similarities among our workforce. News Week for recognizing that commitment,” said Trina Parks, DHA, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Officer, RWJBarnabas Health. “We are committed to continuing to evolve and adapt to the diverse and changing needs of our communities to ensure we are culturally responsive to our employees and our patients.”

News Week partnered with Plant-A Insights Group, a market data research firm, to profile the top 1,000 companies that not only celebrate diversity, but also implement policies that cultivate an inclusive workplace. The score is based on a large-scale employee survey that reviewed publicly available data, interviews with Human Resources professionals, and an anonymous online survey of a diverse pool of employees. Respondents were asked about company culture, work environment and other topics at both their own company and others they were familiar with. The research yielded more than 350,000 company reviews.

To learn more about Newsweek’s list, visit America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity.

About RW Jarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area spanning eight counties with five million people. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals: Clara Maass Medical Center at Belleville, Community Medical Center at Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center at Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center at Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center at Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville; Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth; three acute children’s hospitals; Specialized children’s hospital, including a network of outpatient clinics; a behavioral health center and the state’s largest behavioral health network; two trauma centers; a satellite emergency department; ambulatory care centers; geriatric centers; comprehensive home care and hospice programs; fitness and wellness centers; retail pharmacy services; an affiliated medical group; multi-site imaging centers; and two responsible healthcare organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is one of New Jersey’s largest private employers—with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians—and regularly wins national awards for excellence in quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health, in partnership with Rutgers University, is New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers education, research and clinical activities, including those of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare.

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RWJBarnabas Health named one of America’s Best Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek

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