Raritan Bay Medical Center Appoints New VP of Nursing, Chief Nursing Executive

June 12, 2017

Jane O’Rourke, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC, of Glen Rock, Joins Raritan Bay

Jane O'RourkeHackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center welcomed Jane O’Rourke, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC, as its new vice president of nursing and chief nursing executive in June. A Glen Rock resident, O’Rourke brings more than 35 years of experience in hospital and nursing administration to Raritan Bay – Old Bridge and Raritan Bay – Perth Amboy.

“I’m honored to join the team at Raritan Bay, a three-time Magnet designated hospital,” said O’Rourke. “I look forward to continuing Raritan Bay’s commitment to nursing excellence, exemplified by the Magnet designation, but also ensuring our patients continue to receive reliable, high-quality care in an environment of safety.”

Prior to joining Raritan Bay, Jane served as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Community Medical Center, part of the RWJ Barnabas health system. She also, most recently, served as Vice President, Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Peter’s hospital in Albany NY. She received her doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and her master’s degree of science in nursing from Hunter College, NY. Jane holds a Post Masters Certification in Nursing Administration from Villanova University, an Executive Nursing Practice Certification from the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Nursing Executive, Advanced Certification from the American Nurses’ Association. She is a member of the American Nurses’ Association, New Jersey Nurses’ Association, Organization of Doctors of Nursing Practice and the New Jersey Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders.

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.