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 16,500 that serves more than half the state of New Jersey including 11 counties and 4.9 million people.
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. Atlantic Health is developing new strategic partnerships to expand access to care while investing not only in new therapies, discoveries and equipment, but also in innovative ways to enhance care and accessibility and, ultimately, improve affordability.
Brian has fostered an inclusive culture of caring for our team members and the patients and families within the communities we proudly serve. This is illustrated by the fact that Atlantic Health System has consistently been included on Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For the past ten years.
Our six hospitals and over 400 points of care are centers of excellence that link together to form our Trusted Network of Caring. Brian has built a diverse leadership team that embraces his patient-centric vision for providing care. Together, these award-winning leaders are developing more effective means to care for our patients through innovation that will advance the possibilities of health care 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. Brian also served as President & CEO of Suburban Hospital, a member of JHM, recognized as a top performing hospital for employee satisfaction.
Brian is the Chairman of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA is responsible for leading hospitals and health systems in the advancement of individual and community health and wellness. Brian is a member and past Chair of its Committee on Health Strategy & Innovation, and previously chaired the AHA’s Operations Committee and Section for Metropolitan Hospitals Governing Council.
In 2007 and again in 2015, Brian received the AHA’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 influence and leadership in New Jersey go beyond health care as he also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn and 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.