NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJ) has named Monroe resident Michael Antoniades, MPA, President and Chief Executive Officer, over both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses, RWJ announced.
Antoniades succeeds Mr. Stephen K. Jones, who served as President and CEO since 2007, and who will soon assume the role of Chief Academic Officer for RWJ’s new parent organization – RWJ 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,” said 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,” RWJ reported.
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. 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,” Antoniades said. “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,” RWJ announced.
Prior to his position at RWJ, Mr. Antoniades served in a variety of senior operational roles within community and teaching hospitals in New York and New Jersey.
Antoniades earned a master’s degree in public administration from Rutgers University in 2008 and a bachelor of science degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2006. He is currently a member of the American College of Health Executives and the Association of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, joint replacement, and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
RWJ has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report three times. In addition, RWJUH was named among the best places to work in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine and received the Equity of Care Award as Top Hospital for Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion from the American Hospital Association.