Barnabas Health announced Tuesday that it's planning a “transformational fundraising” effort for Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
Barry H. Ostrowsky, chief executive of Barnabas Health, said in a statement that the goal is to position the medical center "for the future provision of continued exceptional care for our communities." Barnabas said the project is under study with key constituent groups to gain insights and opinions.
Founded nearly 150 years ago, Saint Barnabas is New Jersey's oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital and a leading regional medical center and teaching hospital.
Barnabas said Hoda Blau, executive director of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation, has stepped away from corporate responsibilities to lead the development project.
Blau's corporate responsibilities have been assumed by Glenn Miller, chief development officer of Barnabas Health, who previously served as associate dean for institutional advancement at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York since 2008.
For 23 years, Blau has been involved in development activities for Saint Barnabas Medical Center and since 1996, for Barnabas Health. She has simultaneously served as executive director of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation and the Barnabas Health Foundation, which included responsibility for oversight of the seven Barnabas Health foundations.