AtlantiCare is merging with Geisinger … Hackensack is merging with Meridian … Barnabas is merging with Robert Wood Johnson. ... The long-anticipated consolidation of the health care industry is here.
And not just among the biggest systems.
Smaller hospitals are being gobbled up by bigger ones as quickly as smaller physician groups are being grabbed by regional entities. And the just-released Navigant report recommends another level of reorganization in the greater Newark area.
This movement strongly influenced our selections for the 2015 version of the NJBIZ Power 50 Health Care list.
From the CEOs who dreamed up the moves, to the boards that agreed to them and the state agencies that approved them, the top figures in this wave of deals abound in our rankings.
Don’t worry, we included the unheralded, behind-the-scenes folks, too; the consultants and lobbyists, the deep thinkers and association heads — and, because everyone loves them, the lawyers who make it their business to ensure these moves will sit well with all the regulatory bodies.
It’s our fifth year of ranking the best of the best in health care. And while the industry may be consolidating, we can’t help but think the caliber of the people on our list is getting bigger — and better — each year.
Check out the slideshows below for this year's rankings:
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