Hospital President Receives Healthcare Executive Award

PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center President and CEO Michael R. D’Agnes, FACHE, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the organization’s recent New Jersey Chapter Annual Meeting.

The Regent’s Award recognizes affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE, an international professional society. Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community.

Under D’Agnes’ leadership, Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) has received a variety of organizational accolades and patient care quality designations, launched new patient-focused services and is in the midst of a comprehensive growth and renewal plan that includes construction of a new medical arts building and expansive renovations at the medical center’s Old Bridge facility.

RBMC, which also has a Perth Amboy location, is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence, is a three time recipient of the New Jersey Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield patient care quality award and was named a best hospital in 2011 by the U.S. News & World Report.

The medical center is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, a recipient of the American Stroke Association Get with the GuidelinesSM – Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award and the American Heart Association Get with the GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award. The hospital’s Human Motion Institute, launched in 2010, is devoted to providing superior outcomes and patient satisfaction in all areas of musculoskeletal treatment and its new Institute for Weight Loss at Old Bridge provides personalized medical and surgical weight loss options.

East Brunswick resident D’Agnes is Chairman of the Board of St. Ann’s Nursing Home in Jersey City; a QualCare Board Member; Old Bridge Economic Development Corporation Board Member and past Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Hospital Association. He possesses 35 years of experience at the healthcare executive level. Prior to his time with RBMC, D’Agnes was president and CEO of Bayonne Medical Center and held a variety of senior financial and administrative positions at
Jersey Shore Medical Center and Princeton Medical Center. He earned his B.B.A. from Hofstra University and M.B.A. from Rider University and held the rank of Captain in the United States Army Signal Corps.


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