RWJBarnabas appoints new head for Newark Beth Israel and Children’s Hospital

WO-darrell terry-WNEWARK, NJ — Darrell K. Terry Sr. has been named president and chief executive officer for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark. Terry’s appointment is effective immediately, according to a press release.

Since February, Terry has served as interim president and CEO at NBI and CHoNJ. Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer since 2011, where he was responsible for clinical and non-clinical departments, as well as overall operations. Terry has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration at three major N.J. health care companies.

Terry has strong, personal ties to NBI, as he was born at the 673-bed medical center, as was his brother and two of his children.

“Mr. Terry has a wealth of valuable experience at NBI and CHoNJ,” RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Barry H. Ostrosky said in the release. “He has solid roots in the greater Newark community and will continue to be an exceptional leader for our physicians, employees and the patients we serve.”

Terry is the current chairman of the board at Jewish Renaissance Medical Center and past chairman of the board at Integrity House. He was appointed by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to serve on the Newark Workforce Investment Board and by Gov. Chris Christie to the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. He also serves on the HBS board for the New Jersey Hospital Association and is a member of the Hospital Advisory Committee of Leapfrog.

His work in health care advocacy has garnered him awards from Steve Adubato’s Stand and Deliver, NJBIZ Healthcare Hero Finalist recognition, as well as Community Leadership Awards from the National Council of Negro Women and the Jewish Renaissance Family of Organizations, and a Humanitarian Award from the Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans at Home Foundation.

He received his bachelor’s degree and a certificate in business management from Rutgers University; a master of health care administration degree from Seton Hall University; a master of public health degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University; and a certificate of participation from Harvard University’s School of Public Health for Leadership Strategies Program. Terry is board-certified in health care management by the American College of Health Care Executives’ board of governors, as well as attaining fellowship status.