Newark Beth Israel names new president

By Jessica Mazzola | NJ Advance Media for
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on May 09, 2016

Terry's role is going from interim to permanent.


WEST ORANGE — Newark Beth Israel has a new president.

Darrell K. Terry, a longtime healthcare administrator in the area, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and the Children's Hospital of New Jersey, according to an announcement from Barry H. Ostrowsky, the President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, the hospitals' parent company.

Terry, who was born in Newark Beth Israel, has been serving as interim president since February, and previously served as its Chief Operating Officer.

"Mr. Terry has a wealth of valuable experience at NBI and CHoNJ," Ostrowsky said in the announcement.  "He has solid roots in the Greater Newark community and will continue to be an exceptional leader for our physicians, employees and the patients we serve."

Terry replaces John Brennan, who according to an NJ Biz report left the hospital earlier this year for a job as executive vice president of WellStar Health System in Georgia.

Terry, who has worked in various capacities at the hospitals for 18 years, has received a litany of awards and commendations for his professional and volunteer work. He is the chairman of the board at the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, and was appointed by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to the Newark Workforce Investment Board and by Gov. Chris Christie to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.

The two hospitals are under the RWJ Barnabas Health umbrella, the largest healthcare system in the state since its mega-merger last month. Officials announced several leadership changes in its wake.

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