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UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NEEDS $1 BILLION OVERHAUL

April 19, 2021

A new University Hospital in Newark should include modernized operating rooms, a stroke center, additional space for liver transplants, and innovatively designed areas to better support primary care and help address underlying social issues like poverty, housing challenges or poor nutrition.

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Watch: Newark needs new hospital, officials say one year after first COVID-19 wave peaked

FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
March 21, 2021

The Foundation for University Hospital, the hospital’s not-for-profit organization that serves as its primary charitable fundraising arm, today announced the appointment of Jess Backofen as its new Executive Director, effective immediately
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NJEDA TO AWARD $14M in GRANTS THROUGH SUSTAIN & SERVE NJ

February 25, 2021
The Foundation for University Hospital receives $100,000 to purchase meals from local restaurants.  

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) anticipates awarding $14 million in grants to 27 organizations through its Sustain & Serve NJ program. The NJEDA launched applications for Sustain & Serve NJ in late 2020 to support restaurants that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NJEDA expects that the funding announced today will result in the purchase of 1.5 million meals from at least 160 New Jersey restaurants in at least 69 cities in 12 counties.

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UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION WELCOMES TWO NEW MEMBERS

October 29, 2020

​NEWARK, NJ – The Foundation for University Hospital today welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees, as the Foundation prepares to expand its scope and fundraising efforts. Increasing the Board to seven Trustees, these new members are Shané Harris, Head of Social Responsibility and Partnerships, Prudential Financial and President of The Prudential Foundation; and Marjorie Perry, President and CEO of MZM Construction & Management Company, Inc.
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FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
RECEIVES GRANT FROM NJEDA’S SUSTAIN & SERVE NJ PROGRAM

 

June 15, 2021
State Grant Program Supports Small Business, Allows University Hospital to Combat Food Insecurity and Build Connections with Small Business in Newark and Environs

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ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
 
University Hospital, located in Newark, is a leading academic medical center and the state’s only public hospital. The Level I trauma center for Northern New Jersey, it is the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. University Hospital has played a leading role during the COVID19 pandemic, serving not only the Newark community and surrounding towns, but the entire northern region of the state, coordinating hospital capacity, field hospital operations, and conducting leading-edge clinical trials.   
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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Shereef M. Elnahal, MD, MBA
President and CEO

Robert C. Iannaccone, MBA, JD
Executive Vice President


Eve Borzon, RN, MA, MPA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer

 

Gerard Garcia, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer

 

William Holubek, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer

 

Tomas Gregorio, MBA
Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

 

Gary Huck Interim
Chief Financial Officer

 

Carl A. Kirton, RN, ANP, DNP, MBA
Chief Nursing Officer

 

Mary K. E. Maples, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

 

Chris T. Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer