Trinitas names DiLiegro to succeed Horan as CEO and president

Trinitas names DiLiegro to succeed Horan as CEO and president

Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Thursday named Nancy DiLiegro to serve as its next CEO and president. He will replace Gary Horan, who is retiring next month after more than 21 years as head of the hospital.

Effective April 15, DiLiegro, who currently serves as the hospital’s chief clinical officer, vice president of clinical operations and physician services, will officially lead the Elizabeth healthcare facility, which is part of RWJ Barnabas Health family

“We can’t think of a better leader for Trinitas Regional Medical Center than Nancy DiLiegro,” said Mark Manigan, CEO and president of RWJBarnabas Health. “His track record of success at Trinitas is unparalleled and he was an instrumental partner in guiding the integration of this institution into the RWJBarnabas Health family last year. We look forward to many more great things to come from Trinitas in support of more large community of Elizabeth and Union County under his leadership.

Victor Richel, chairman, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, agreed saying: “Nancy is passionate about her mission and responsibilities in helping to lead Trinitas to provide excellence to all we serve. As president of Trinitas, I look forward to working with Nancy in her tenure as president of our organization.”

DiLiegro joined Trinitas in April 2002 as director of clinical operations, a position he held until 2008. He was promoted to vice president, clinical services, in 2008, and to vice president services, clinical and doctor in 2009. He has been in his current position since 2013. Previously, he held various management positions at Lenox Hill Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center and Our Lady of Mercy Healthcare System.

“I am truly honored and humbled to be named president and chief executive officer of this wonderful organization,” said DiLiegro. “I look forward to working with all members of the RWJBarnabas Health family, particularly those based in Trinitas, as we enter a new era of health care delivery for our region.”

DiLiegro served on the board of governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. In addition to his service to ACHE, he is affiliated with many national and regional organizations.