Dr. Carol Barsky Earns National Recognition as a Leader in the Field of Patient Safety

April 25, 2017

Carol Barsky, M.D.Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to announce that Carol L. Barsky, M.D., MBA, FAAEM, chief quality officer, senior vice president of Hackensack Meridian Health and professor of medicine at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, has been recognized for a second consecutive year by Becker’s Hospital Review in the 2017 edition of its list of 50 experts leading the field of patient safety.

“I’m delighted to congratulate Dr. Barsky on her latest significant achievement,” said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health. “She is a dedicated and effective leader and a valued team member.”

According to Becker’s, the professionals included on this list are prominent advocates for patient safety. They include clinicians, advocacy group leaders, professors, researchers, administrators and health care providers who have received awards, published articles and led initiatives to facilitate the reduction of patient harm in the health care setting.

“I appreciate my inclusion on the Becker’s list of 50 experts in the field of safety,” said Dr. Barsky. “It’s a pleasure to collaborate with Hackensack Meridian Health‘s highly skilled and fully committed team to advance and elevate quality care and patient safety.”

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected patient safety leaders for inclusion on this list based on nominations, current leadership positions, and an examination of pertinent awards, publications and various achievements in the field of patient safety. Nominations were also considered during the selection process.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 120 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

The Network’s notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, the number one hospital in New Jersey as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Health Care” in the nation, and the number one “Best Place to Work for Women.” Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.

The hospitals of Hackensack Meridian Health include: academic medical centers – Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune; children’s hospitals – Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune; community hospitals – Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood.

For additional information, please visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org.