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Andy Anderson takes reins of Combined Medical Group featuring two large New Jersey health systems

Anderson will oversee innovation in a group that was formed from the practitioners of RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Health Group.

Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

Andy Anderson, MD, has been appointed CEO of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest healthcare system in New Jersey, and Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey.

In his new role, Anderson oversees the clinical activities of one of the largest provider consortia in the nation. The Combined Medical Group resulted from a partnership between RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University to jointly operate a world-class academic health system focused on research, clinical training of the healthcare workforce and high-quality patient care.

"Dr. Anderson's leadership experience at some of the most progressive integrated delivery systems in the nation will be a major advantage for our Combined Medical Group," said Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health. "His expertise at leading schools of medicine and working with multi-specialty groups is invaluable to the RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University community."

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Practitioners of RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers Health Group include a faculty practice of Rutgers-employed physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Anderson is charged with driving innovation and creating a seamless transformation as the teams combine.

For the physicians in the new group, the model should provide for greater integration and heightened access to consultations and clinical research, as well as greater collaboration among practitioners and value-based care for patients and communities. The multi-specialty group will continue to work in collaboration with thousands of practitioners in the state who wish to remain independent and self-employed. 

Prior to joining Aurora Health Care, Anderson served in multiple leadership roles during more than 15 years at national healthcare systems, including Chicago-based NorthShore University HealthSystem, the University of Chicago Hospitals and the Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Health.

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