Darrell K. Terry, Sr., CEO , Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, MPH, FACHE is a 21-year employee of RWJBarnabas Health and has more than 30 years of experience in health care administration at three major New Jersey Health care organizations. He began his career at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Operations Management in 1997. He was named Senior Vice President of Operations in 2006, became Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and in May 2016 he assumed his current position as President and Chief Executive Officer.
In this role, Mr. Terry is responsible for the strategic operations of this 665-bed regional care teaching hospital that is home to one of the nation’s top ten most active heart transplant centers, which has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants; RWJBarnabas Health’s Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program; New Jersey’s only Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program and a Valve Center that performs innovative cardiac valve procedures, including minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs). The Newark Beth Israel robotic surgery program is the most experienced in northern New Jersey. The Frederick B. Cohen, MD, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Breast Health Center provide seamless integration of cancer prevention, specialized care and treatment options. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ), offers more than 30 specialized pediatric services including New Jersey’s largest Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; and the Children’s Heart Center that offers medical and surgical treatments for the most complex cardiac abnormalities.
Mr. Terry is committed to improving the overall health and wellness of communities served by Newark Beth Israel. Mr. Terry has pioneered award-winning initiatives such as the “Beth Challenge” and KidsFit, The Beth Greenhouse and the Reverend Dr. Ronald B. Christian Community Health and Wellness Center.
A graduate of Rutgers University, with a concentration in business management, Mr. Terry received his Master in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University and an M.P.H. from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Administration and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Terry is a distinguished Paul Harris Fellow, sits on several boards and has received numerous awards throughout his career including, numerous community service awards.
Mr. Terry has strong personal ties to Newark Beth Israel. He was born at The Beth, as were his brother and two of his children.