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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Elects New Board Chairman, Francis J. Giantomasi, of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

June 25, 2019

Francis J. Giantomasi has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health facilities.

Mr. Giantomasi, a Member with Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC ("CSG") of West Orange, served as Vice Chair on the Newark Beth Israel Board since 2015. His colleague, Marc E. Berson, will now transition to Chairman Emeritus of the Newark Beth Israel Board and assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest academic health system.

“I am tremendously thankful to Marc for his visionary leadership and major contributions, and am dedicated to working closely with the leadership at Newark Beth Israel and RWJBarnabas Health to continue to position this anchor institution as a catalyst for change during this unprecedented era of growth in Newark,” said Mr. Giantomasi.

“We are extremely fortunate to have the expertise and leadership of both Marc Berson and Frank Giantomasi at RWJBarnabas Health and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. These two businessmen are keenly attuned to our mission of delivering world class patient care and addressing the social determinants of health that impact every community we serve,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health.

“We are honored to welcome Frank into his new role as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. His leadership as Vice Chair and Chairman of the Board’s Quality and Safety Subcommittee has strengthened our position as a nationally recognized leader in patient safety with an ‘A’ safety score from the Leapfrog Group,” said Darrell K. Terry, MHA, MPH, FACHE, FHELA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey. “In addition, we thank Marc Berson for his visionary leadership over the course of the last 15 years, at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and congratulate him on his new role within our RWJBarnabas Health system.

Mr. Giantomasi is a recognized leader among New Jersey’s leading real estate and redevelopment attorneys. His wealth of localized experience in economic development in the city of Newark, as well as his extensive network, will be key assets for him in his new position.

In addition, CSG’s Healthcare Group will serve as a valuable resource for Mr. Giantomasi to draw upon for continued guidance as Newark Beth Israel Medical Center continues to set the highest standards for delivering excellent, compassionate clinical care.