(New Brunswick)- Jack Borrus has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the RWJ University Hospital Foundation of New Brunswick. Mr. Borrus was formerly Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Hospital Foundation. Mr. Borrus resides in Princeton with his wife, Adele, and is President of Borrus, Goldin, Foley, Vignuolo, Hyman & Stahl, P.C. a 50-year-old regional law firm based in North Brunswick.
“Jack has demonstrated a long-standing commitment and passion for advancing medicine on our academic medical campus through his involvement with a broad range of philanthropic efforts at RWJUH and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,” says Brian Agnew, Senior Vice President, Development for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and Executive Director of The RWJ University Hospital Foundation. “We are excited that he will lead our Foundation’s Board through one of our largest periods of strategic and philanthropic growth.”
In 2011, Mr. Borrus received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. He is also Treasurer and a founding board member of the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation which endows the Hematology Laboratory at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Mr. Borrus is the Trustee of the Dr. James J. O’Connell Fund which provides annual substantial grants to medical research, treatment and hospital support. Mr. Borrus is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey which is affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
“I am excited to assume the role as chair of the RWJUH Foundation Board during this historic time,” Mr. Borrus notes. “With the recent merger of Rutgers University and the medical school and the impending merger of RWJUH and Somerset Medical Center, there is a tremendous opportunity to increase access to research, innovation and specialty health care services for residents of Central New Jersey and the entire region we serve. I look forward to working with Brian and his team, as well as the entire Foundation Board, to generate the philanthropic support we need to expand our academic medical center’s national reputation for excellence.”
Mr. Borrus served as an Assistant Middlesex County Prosecutor and as counsel to the Boards of Education of the Middlesex County Vocational Schools, North Brunswick Township, Milltown, Metuchen, Port Republic and Branchburg.
In addition, he was a member of the New Jersey Bar Association Committee for Judicial Appointments for 6 years and is Chairman of the Middlesex County Bar Association Memorial Committee. In 2013, he received the David Pavlovsky Award for outstanding service to the bar.
Mr. Borrus is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York and graduated from Columbia Law School. He received a Master’s degree in Federal taxation from New York University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree cum laude from Columbia University. He concentrates his practice in litigation, business transactions, estate planning and administration, condemnation and real estate.
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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 965-bed academic medical center with campuses in New Brunswick and Somerville, NJ. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation, cancer care, stroke care, neuroscience, joint replacement, and women’s and children’s care including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (www.bmsch.org). As the flagship Cancer Hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. A Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the state, RWJUH’s New Brunswick campus serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.
RWJUH has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report seven times and has been selected by the publication as a high performing hospital in numerous specialties. The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital has been ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years.
Both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses have earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety, including the prestigious Magnet® Award for Nursing Excellence, an “A” patient safety rating from the Leapfrog Group and “Most Wired” designation by Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. The Joint Commission and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services have designated the New Brunswick Campus as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and the Somerset Campus as a Primary Stroke Center.
The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH New Brunswick among the nation’s best comprehensive cancer centers and designated the Steeplechase Cancer Center at RWJ Somerset as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Joint Surgery Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement surgery.