NJCTH member institutions are dedicated not only to high-quality patient care, but to health professions education and sophisticated research as well. In affiliation with the University of Medicine and Dentistry’s seven schools, NJCTH hospitals train more than 1,300 resident physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners each year. Upon completion of these programs, many of these professionals are likely to remain in the state and continue to care for New Jerseyans.

NJCTH’s mission as an organization is to provide leadership in the development of Centers of Excellence in health care delivery, education, and research, and to serve as the optimal setting for the provision of outstanding patient care and for the education of health care professionals.


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Dr. Goldstein has a very rewarding and prestigious career. He served as the Commissioner of Health of New Jersey under the Kean Administration. During his time as Commissioner, he dealt with issues such as DRGs, CON, AIDS, Asbestos, and Dioxin. Dr. Goldstein has also served as the Chairman of the NJHCFFA and as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force. His teaching career includes: Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's College of Architecture, and Clinical Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for Environmental & Community Medicine.


Senior Vice President
Health Policy and Advocacy
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Deborah Briggs joined NJCTH in May 2003. She has a broad experience and in-depth understanding of the health care industry with unique expertise in Managed Markets. She joins NJCTH after serving for eight years at Pharmacia Corporation as Senior Director US markets in Peapack, NJ. There she established key alliances with health care and professional organizations, defining strategy, identifying solutions, and overseeing implementation of multiple community based management projects. Deborah also directed and engineered the development of Greenstone Healthcare Solutions, Pharmacia's health management consulting company. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Council's Strategic Advocacy Plan, preparation of health policy position papers and legislative testimony, member services, and branding efforts at the Council.


Chief Financial Officer
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Domenick Camisi is a seasoned healthcare professional who served for many years as the Senior Group Vice President for the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). Prior to joining NJCTH, he had been working for the National Association of Health and Life Insurance Agents, a trade association in Washington, DC. His substantive knowledge and expertise in health-related issues have already proven valuable in his contributions to the Charity Care Task Force Report. Dom’s responsibilities include strategic planning policy development, staff to NJCTH task forces, and assisting in administration.


Vice President
Government Relations
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Nancy Pinkin is a former consultant with Martin Bontempo Matacera Bartlett, Inc. (MBI) before joining NJCTH. She has an extensive background in government relations and healthcare administration, with an expertise in ambulatory care and medical practice management. She completed a postgraduate fellowship in Health Policy and Research at UMDNJ, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Medical Group Management Association, the Association of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey and the Healthcare Planning and Marketing Society of New Jersey. She is currently a Fellow in Leadership New Jersey. Nancy's responsibilities at NJCTH include preparing legislative updates to membership and acting as a resource to members seeking information and assistance regarding state government activity and hospital related issues.


Director of Finance and Human Resources
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Karen Fitzpatrick has been employed at the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals since 1996. Karen brings sixteen years of experience in accounting and financial management to the organization, along with a solid background in human resources. Currently, she provides our IT services and is directing the implementation of a networked computer system. She is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and is the Treasurer for the Board of Trustees of the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey (BIANJ) and chairs the Operations Committee.


The Administrative Services Group


Jackie Surré
Senior Executive Assistant
New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals
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Michael DeRenzo
Executive Assistant
New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals
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NJCTH Policy Book

  Click here to download the   New Jersey Council of   Teaching Hospital's 2005   Positions on Health Care   Policy and Advocacy   Issues.

New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH) is the State’s premier teaching hospital network. Founded in 1986 to recognize the unique nature and special needs of teaching hospitals, this non-profit consortium consists of Atlantic Health System, Cooper Health System, Meridian Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Somerset Medical Center, UMDNJ-University Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Warren Hospital.

Together, NJCTH institutions represent more than 29,000 health care professionals and 7,100 hospital beds; care for more than 216,000 inpatients and nearly 3,000,000 outpatients each year; total an aggregate budget in excess of $3,200,000,000 per year; and provide a significant amount of the state’s charity care while constituting less than 20% of the state’s hospitals. All three of New Jersey’s Level I Trauma Centers are NJCTH hospitals, as are two of the State’s seven Level II Trauma Centers.