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#10 Vivek Garipalli CarePoint Health, Head

Vivek Garipalli
Vivek Garipalli
#50 Richard Lipsky, Meadowlands Hospital, Co-owner #49 Mitch Rothschild, Vitals, CEO #48 Nicholson Foundation #47 John Koehn, Amerigroup New Jersey, CEO #46 Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, President and CEO #45 Steve Rusckowski, Quest Diagnostics, CEO and president #44 Joe DiVincenzo Jr. & Donald DiFrancesco, Essex County & University Hospital, County Executive & Chairman #43 Ward Sanders, New Jersey Association of Health Plans, President #42 Erol Veznedaroglu & David J. Shulkin, Capital Institute for Neurosciences & Morristown Medical Center, Director & President #41 David Knowlton, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, President and CEO #40 Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University, Professor #39 Ralph Tang, Partners In Care, CEO and President #38 Joseph Berardo, MagnaCare, President and CEO #37 Jeff Brenner, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Executive director #36 Christine Stearns, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Vice president of health and legal affairs #35 John Gribbin, CentraState Healthcare System, President and CEO #34 David Tilton, AtlantiCare, CEO #33 Herb Conaway, D-Delran, Assemblyman #32 David Kostinas, David Kostinas and Associates, Principal #31 Joel Cantor, Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, Director #30 Mark Manigan, Brach Eichler, Partner #29 Gary Horan, Trinitas Medical Center, CEO #28 Jay Picerno, Barnabas Health, COO and CFO #27 Jeanne Otersen, Health Professionals and Allied Employees, Policy director #26 Louis Greenwald, D-Voorhees, Assemblyman #25 Mark Hopkins, New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, Executive Director #24 Scott Kobler, McCarter & English, Attorney #23 Brian Strom, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Chancellor #22 John Tedeschi, Advocare, CEO #21 Annette Catino, QualCare, CEO #20 John Sheridan, The Cooper Health System, President and CEO #19 Joseph Vitale, New Jersey State Senate, Legislator #18 Valerie Harr, N.J. Department of Human Services, Director #17 Robert Barchi, Rutgers University, President #16 Jeff LeBenger, Summit Medical Group, Board Chair and CEO #15 Amy Mansue, Childrens Specialized Hospital, President and CEO #14 Prem Reddy, Prime Healthcare Services, Head #13 Neil Sullivan, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, General Counsel #12 Richard Miller, Virtua, President and CEO #11 Stephen Jones, Robert Wood Johnson Health System, President and CEO #10 Vivek Garipalli, CarePoint Health, Head #9 John Lloyd, Meridian Health, President and CEO #8 Lou Goetting, State of New Jersey, Deputy Chief of Staff #7 Robert Garrett, Hackensack University Health Network, CEO #6 Mary ODowd, N.J. Department of Health, Commissioner #5 Robert Marino, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, President and CEO #4 Barry Ostrowsky, Barnabas Health, CEO #3 Joseph Trunfio, Atlantic Health System, CEO #2 George E. Norcross III, Cooper Health System and Cooper University Hospital, Chairman of the Board of Trustees #1 Jennifer Velez, N.J. Department of Human Services, Commissioner


Some say the role of the for-profit hospitals will soon change: "Eventually people will realize their profits are coming at the expense of everyone, and they'll put a stop to it," one insider said.

Others say the for-profits in the state now are not a big deal: "We haven't had the big ones come to town yet. If the behemoth for-profits come in, these guys aren't going to make a difference."

And of course, there are some not-so-nice descriptions of the for-profits: "I use this term advisedly, but these guys are bottom-feeders," said one. (Amazing what the promise of anonymity will bring out.)

That being said, for-profit hospitals are growing. And they are providing services in areas where others do not want to be or could not make it work. Critics should not forget that; the people of those cities certainly don't.

Of course all this means a for-profit company has to make our top 10. We'll go with the most successful: Garipalli's CarePoint, which owns Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center.

"In terms of footprint, it's Vivek," said one insider. "They are big."

Vivek Garipalli

CarePoint Health

Ranked: 10
Last Year's Rank: 14
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