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08/23/23

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL WELCOMES NEW CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER AND NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WELLNESS, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

NEWARK, NJ — University Hospital has selected Raquel D. Morian as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. As part of the executive team, she will be responsible for the hospital’s human resources strategy and operations; talent management, including recruitment and leadership development; compensation and benefits; and labor relations.  Raquel joins University Hospital at a wonderfully exciting time, is fully prepared to work with her leadership colleagues to further UH’s focus on serving the city of Newark and the state of New Jersey through exceptional care and collaboration.

A person in a black jacket Description automatically generatedOf the new appointment Ed Jimenez, President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital, says “We are pleased to welcome Raquel to the University Hospital family. She is a seasoned professional who has the experience and knowledge to advance the day-to-day focus on the employees of University Hospital. The value she brings to UH employees with serviceability and care will support each individual in the organization and continue to grow and foster the environment of excellence and elite patient care that we strive for daily.”

Raquel joins UH from her position as Human Resources Director and Head of Talent Management at RWJBarnabas Health Systems, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. During her time there, she was tasked in part with actively developing and implementing talent acquisition, retention, and integrated staffing strategies, offering direct assistance to all departments to enhance organizational development, and developing workforce planning programs.  Raquel has additional experience across industries, including as the HR Director for Rockland County Community College and the HR Director, Talent Management for the American Civil Liberties Union. Raquel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Metropolitan College of New York and a Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University.

“I am delighted to join the wonderful community of superior healthcare professionals at University Hospital. I look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge in Human Resources to support the organization and protect the wellbeing of our employees so that each individual can continue to provide superior patient care. Great work has been done in recent years, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to be part of the Hospital’s bright future.”

University Hospital has also selected Dr. Lois V. Greene, RN as its new Senior Vice President of Wellness, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Dr. Greene has served in an interim capacity for over a year in a similar role and was ultimately selected from a competitive field of qualified candidates.  In this critical role, Dr. Greene will be tasked with developing and implementing programs to enhance the health outcomes and well-being of our patients, employees, and the communities we serve. She will forge new and strengthen existing partnerships with community organizations to advance our wellness and population health goals. Additionally, Dr. Greene will work to create strategies that foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our university community, including staff, medical professionals, patients, volunteers, and visitors. She will also lead efforts to ensure access to wellness services beyond the traditional healthcare system, promoting social and community services as integral components of our healthcare approach.A person in a black jacket Description automatically generated

Ed Jimenez, President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital, notes “Dr. Greene brings a wealth of knowledge and commitment to the role.  Her extensive background as a clinician, ranging from Emergency Medicine to Ambulatory Care and Oncology, gives her a unique perspective that positions her to make a transformative impact on our community and our colleagues.”

Throughout her career, Dr. Greene has exhibited her commitment to healthcare in various leadership capacities and board memberships. She has actively contributed to organizations such as the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity, Northeast Region Board of the American Heart Association, the Concerned Black Nurses of Newark (Immediate Past President), and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority, Incorporated (where she currently holds the position of Secretary). Additionally, she serves as the President of the New Jersey State Nurses Association Region 3, further exemplifying her dedication to the advancement of the nursing profession.

Dr. Greene’s doctoral research, centered on identifying patient factors contributing to preventable healthcare admissions, reflects her relentless pursuit of improving healthcare outcomes. Her passion for nursing, leadership, and healing has also led her to provide nursing and mission service in Kenya, Peru, and Jamaica WI.

“I am guided by the values of love, compassion, justice, and reverence for life.  As a lifelong advocate for empowerment through education of our university community, including staff, medical professionals, patients, volunteers, and visitors, I hope to enhance access to wellness services beyond the traditional healthcare system, promoting social and community services as integral components of our healthcare approach.  I am honored to have been selected for this role.”

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About University Hospital

University Hospital one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and is the only New Jersey certified Level 1 Trauma Center for Northern New Jersey. University Hospital is the principal teaching affiliate of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  Together Rutgers and UH focus on taking exceptional care of patients, training the next generation, and advancing science to discovery. The hospital is located in University Heights along with the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Center which includes Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers New Jersey Dental School, and Rutgers School of Nursing. For more information about University Hospital, please visit www.uhnj.org.

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