LIVINGSTON, N.J., June 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Five area residents, Robert D. Marcus of Short Hills, New Jersey, Evan Ratner of Short Hills, New Jersey, Ryan Schinman, of West Orange, New Jersey, Gregg Gottsegen, Livingston, New Jersey and Alison Grann, MD, Short Hills, New Jersey, were recently named to the Board of Trustees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health flagship facility. "Our newest class of board members brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our Board as we continue to expand our award-winning tertiary and quaternary services throughout the region," Richard Kogan, Chairman, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Board of Trustees.
"These Trustees are joining Saint Barnabas Medical Center at a very exciting time of the hospital's history. With the opening of the Cooperman Family Pavilion in the fall and the continuous evolution of the healthcare landscape, their breadth of experience and knowledge will enhance our organization," states Bruce Schonbraun, Vice Chairman, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Trustees. "I welcome our newest board members and thank them for bringing their passion, talent and dedication to further Saint Barnabas Medical Center in our mission to provide compassionate care, healthcare excellence and superior service to our patients and their families," said Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FAHCE, President and Chief Executive Office, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
Mr. Marcus, a media and telecommunications executive, spent 18 years with Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He led the company through its 2016 merger with Charter Communications, orchestrated the company's spinoff from Time Warner Inc. in 2009, its IPO in 2007, and its acquisition of Adelphia Communications in 2006. Mr. Marcus received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1990, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Mr. Marcus and his wife, Wendy, are generous supporters of Comfort Project 360 which helps create a supportive and healing environment for cancer and radiation oncology patients at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
Mr. Ratner is a Partner/Portfolio Manager at Chatham Asset Management. Prior to joining Chatham in 2009, Mr. Ratner had an 18 year career at DLJ/Credit Suisse in investment banking, high yield research, and distressed research, serving as a Managing Director and Head of Distressed Research. Earlier in his career, he was a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Group focusing on financial institutions. Mr. Ratner earned an M.B.A in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in 1991, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Columbia College in 1985. He is active in the community, serving on the board of The Bass Foundation and as co-chair of the Investment Committee for the Congregation B'nai Israel endowment.
Mr. Schinman is the Founder of Mayflower Entertainment, a worldwide entertainment marketing consulting agency, which has been responsible for orchestrating some of the largest endorsement transactions between Madison Avenue and Hollywood. After he graduated from the University of Florida, he was a sports agent at Athletes & Artists and 3 years later was named Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Sports and Entertainment. Thereafter, he founded the consulting company, Platinum Rye Entertainment, which during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer represented more than 30 Fortune 500 companies and more than 40 advertising and public relations agencies. Mr. Schinman presently serves on the board of the Kessler Foundation.
Mr. Gottsegen is the President of Commercial Trailer Leasing, Inc., a family owned and operated trailer lessor doing business throughout the United States and Canada. He grew up in Beachwood, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University. Mr. Gottsegen transferred to the University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated from the School of Business. For the past 12 years, he has been a trustee on the Barnabas Health Hospice board and has chaired their annual golf outing. He is an active member at Essex County Country Club serving on both the membership and finance committees; in addition, he is a member of St. Andrews Golf Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The Gottsegens are long-time residents of Livingston, where they raised their three children.
Alison Grann, MD, is Chairwoman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Saint Barnabas Medical. Board-certified in radiation oncology, she joined Saint Barnabas from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she worked in the Department of Radiation Oncology for five years. Dr. Grann completed her undergraduate degree at George Washington University in Washington, DC, followed by her medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed residencies in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, and in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Dr. Grann is passionate about delivering exceptional care to her patients. She is committed to performing research in the field of radiation oncology and has published and presented numerous works. Dr. Grann is the recipient of many awards and honors, and has been listed as a Top Doc in NJ Monthly Magazine for the past nine years.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, founded in 1865, is New Jersey's oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital. More than 3,600 employees and nurses, and 1,700 physicians, representing more than 100 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty services, annually provide treatment and services for approximately 33,000 inpatients, 100,000 emergency department visits, and more than 200,000 outpatients. The award-winning, 597-bed institution is a major teaching affiliate of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, and trains 170 medical students, residents, and fellows. Saint Barnabas is also a clinical site for both of New Jersey's physician assistant training schools. Saint Barnabas Medical Center was 1 of 29 hospitals in the United States named a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group in 2016. Among its many nationally recognized services is The Burn Center, New Jersey's only certified burn treatment facility, a Level III Regional Perinatal Center, and the Renal and Pancreas Transplant division, the fifth largest in the nation.
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