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Brian Gragnolati


Atlantic Health System

Brian Gragnolati is president/CEO of Atlantic Health System. He also serves as immediate past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association. In 2007 and again in 2015, Mr. Gragnolati received the AHA’s Partnership for Action Grassroots Champion Award, recognizing a hospital leader who has effectively educated elected officials on major issues affecting hospitals while advocating for patients and the community. With $3 billion in revenue and 17,000 employees, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system cares for patients at more than 400 sites of care, including Chilton Medical Center, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Visiting Nurse, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation and Atlantic Medical Group.

Prior to his tenure at Atlantic Health System, Mr. Gragnolati served as senior vice president, Community Division, at Johns Hopkins Medicine and president/CEO of Suburban Hospital. He previously held executive positions at WellSpan Health, the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. Mr. Gragnolati holds a bachelor’s degree in health systems analysis from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Business Administration degree from Western New England College and an executive leadership certificate from the JFK School at Harvard University. He is an active member of the board of Paper Mill Playhouse and a proponent of its work in arts accessibility, which makes theatre available to audience members with cognitive and developmental disabilities.


Hot Topic: Tackling COVID-19 From the Ground Up – Moving Towards a Large-Scale National Strategy

Presented by Brian Gragnolati, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE, Melinda Estes, MD, Nancy Howell Agee at 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 25th.

We are currently facing the greatest public health crises of our lifetime. While significant effort has been made to implement approaches to prevent, treat and reduce the spread of COVID-19, there is a continued need for large-scale strategies that improve outcomes. To meet this charge, states, counties and health systems have risen to the occasion…