Regency Nursing and Rehab Warmly Welcomes New RWJ Barnabas Health President!

It was an honor and a privilege for us to meet the new President of RWJ/Barnabas, Mr. Michael Antoniades at the recent RWJ Proton Therapy ribbon cutting event (I blogged all about it, right here) and then again yesterday at the RWJ Annual Golf outing where Regency sponsored the Golf Carts.

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In fact, at the proton therapy event, I captured this photo of Mr. Antoniades during his speech:


At last nights golf event, Mr. Antoniades actually captured a selfie together with our Regency Corporate Administrator, Mr. Marty Bengio, which he later emailed him!

See the picture below:


Marty described Mr. Antoniades as an “unpretentious, warm and energetic personality,” with an exceptional vision for the growth of this venerated Healthcare system.

We look forward to continuing to help bring that vision to fruition in our capacity as one of the preferred providers for RW/Barnabas and we wish Mr. Antoniades every success in his new role.


NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has named Monroe resident Michael Antoniades, MPA, President and Chief Executive Officer, over both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses.

Mr. Antoniades succeeds Mr. Stephen K. Jones, who served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the hospital since 2007, and who will soon assume the role of Chief Academic Officer for RWJ’s new parent organization – RWJRW/Barnabas Health.

“Mike is a proven leader who possesses the needed vision, drive and passion to take our academic medical center to the next level,” says Jack Morris, Chair of RWJ’s Board of Directors. “Since joining RWJ in January of 2011, Mike has built strong partnerships with our partners at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and our private physicians in the community. We are confident that he will use these same skills as we begin a new chapter as New Jersey’s largest healthcare system, RWJ Barnabas Health.”

Mr. Antoniades joined RWJ in 2011 as Vice President, Operations and was later promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations in 2013. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Mr. Antoniades provided oversight for multiple clinical and support areas, as well as the strategic direction and development of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, cardiovascular services, women’s services, ambulatory services and the hospital’s transplant programs (cardiac and kidney/pancreas) within the hospital.

“It is a privilege for me to lead an exceptional team of health care professionals who constantly strive to raise the bar and provide residents of our state and region some of the finest academic medicine available anywhere in the United States,” Mr. Antoniades says. “Our team has a well-earned reputation for expanding the boundaries of medicine while delivering innovative, quality care to patients. We look forward to strengthening this reputation and increasing access to our exceptional services as part of RWJ Barnabas Health System.”

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