President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Gragnolati is President & CEO of Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system with a dedicated workforce of 16,800 that serves more than half the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, dedicated to leading, representing and serving hospitals and health systems in their work to advance individual and community health and wellness.
Through Brian’s leadership, Atlantic Health System continues to fulfill its mission to build healthier communities by delivering high-quality, innovative and personalized health care. We are investing in new therapies, technologies, discoveries and strategic partnerships aimed at improving the accessibility and affordability of care. Our six hospitals and over 400 points of care are centers of excellence that link together to form our Trusted Network of Caring.
Brian fosters an inclusive and engaging culture for our team members and the patients and families we proudly serve. This is illustrated by the fact that Atlantic Health System has spent eleven consecutive years on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.
After joining Atlantic Health in 2015, Brian built a diverse leadership team that embraces his patient-centric vision. Together, these award-winning leaders are developing more effective means of caring for our patients, combining compassion and service with innovation and medical breakthroughs that will shape new possibilities for health and wellness in the 21st century.
Formerly the Senior Vice President, Community Division of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), Brian was operationally responsible for three owned and two affiliated hospitals, eight ambulatory and surgery center sites, and community physician integration. He also served as President & CEO of Suburban Hospital, a member of JHM, recognized as a top performing hospital for employee satisfaction.
In 2007 and again in 2015, Brian received the American Hospital Association’s Partnership for Action Grassroots Champion Award, recognizing one hospital leader from each state who effectively educates elected officials on major issues affecting hospitals and advocates for the hospital, patients and community. He was also recognized as a Patriotic Employer by The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which acknowledges an employer’s support of employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve.
Brian’s commitment and leadership in New Jersey go beyond health care. He is an active member of the Board of Trustees for Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn and a proponent of their work in arts accessibility, which makes theatre available to audience members with cognitive and developmental disabilities. He also serves as an Advisory Trustee for Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.
Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Systems Analysis from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from Western New England College and an Executive Leadership Certificate from the JFK School at Harvard University.