RWJ University Hospital Foundation Names New Leader

Friday, June 14, 2013

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Piscataway resident Brian D. Agnew has been named Senior Vice President, Development for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and Executive Director of The RWJ University Hospital Foundation.
Agnew is a seasoned development officer, who comes to RWJUH from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he led its second largest unit, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Newark. As Assistant Dean of Advancement and External Relations, he was responsible for strategic oversight of the development, communication and external relations efforts.  Over the past six years, Agnew has been the Chief Advancement Officer, providing vision and guidance for more than $15 million raised toward undergraduate scholarships, fellowships, faculty research funds and a variety of other projects around the university.
“We are pleased to have a professional with Mr. Agnew’s experience leading our Foundation.  I am confident that under his guidance, philanthropy will be taken to a new level at our nationally distinguished academic medical center,” says Stephen K. Jones, FACHE, President and CEO of RWJUH and Robert Wood Johnson Health System.
Prior to his six years at Rutgers, Agnew served as Director of Annual Giving at Utica College in New York.
Agnew has a Bachelors Degree from Utica College, a Masters in Business Administration from Syracuse University, and will be completing his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Rutger's School of Communication and Information.
He holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information and is a frequent guest speaker on topics such as leadership, fundraising, higher education organizational structures, and increased effectiveness through collaborative interactions.
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About Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is a 600-bed academic medical center and the principal hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J.

RWJUH is an innovative leader in advancing state-of-the-art care. Its Centers of Excellence include cardiovascular care, from minimally invasive heart surgery to transplantation; cancer care; and women’s and children’s care, including The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (

The hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and serves as a national resource in its ground-breaking approaches to emergency preparedness.

RWJUH has earned significant national recognition for clinical quality and patient safety. It ranks among “America’s Best Hospitals,” according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2012 survey; it is the sixth consecutive year that RWJUH has achieved this prestigious ranking. Also in 2012, U.S.News & World Report ranked BMSCH among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has rated RWJUH among the nation's best comprehensive cancer centers. The Leapfrog Group rated RWJUH among the 50 exceptional U.S. hospitals, as published in Consumers Digest, and has given the hospital an “A” grade for safety and quality. Harvard University researchers, in a study commissioned by The Commonwealth Fund, identified RWJUH as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation for clinical quality. RWJUH is a four-time recipient of the prestigious Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence


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