RWJBarnabas Health’s Meg Stagliano Named President of New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgical Centers

RWJBarnabas Health’s Meg Stagliano Named President of New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgical Centers

West Orange, New Jersey, July 21, 2022 – RWJBarnabas Health Vice President of Business Development, Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RN, has been named President of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (NJAASC), effective immediately. Ms. Stagliano, who will serve a three-year term as president, was also elected to the association’s board of directors.

A not-for-profit organization comprised of nearly 200 Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs), NJAASC works to advance the quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care for its member organizations. The association provides educational and networking opportunities, advocacy on key issues, and guidance on the latest legislation and regulations impacting New Jersey day surgery centers. NJAASC is the fourth largest state association representing CSAs in the country.

“NJAASC is an invaluable resource for ambulatory surgery centers across the state, providing information and educational programs that ultimately strengthen the delivery of care,” Ms. Stagliano said. “I am honored to take on this leadership role and look forward to continuing our mission over the next three years.”

As Vice President of Business Development at RWJBarnabas Health, Ms. Stagliano oversees clinical services and operations at more than 26 surgery centers across the system. In addition to these responsibilities, she is also president of the New Jersey State Ambulatory Surgery Society. Prior to joining RWJBarnabas Health, she held several leadership positions at the Seashore Surgical Institute and worked as a consultant at NJASC Consultants.

Ms. Stagliano holds an AAS in Nursing from Union County College, a BS in Nursing from New Jersey City University, an MBA in Health Systems Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a a master’s degree in nursing from Walden University. She resides in Toms River.


RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive academic health care system, with a service area spanning eight counties with five million residents. The system includes twelve acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway in Rahway and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, three acute care children’s hospitals, a specialist children’s hospital with a network of outpatient pediatric rehabilitation centers, a 100-bed stand-alone behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the largest center for state health network behavioral rehabilitation, comprehensive home care and palliative care programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, affiliated medical groups, multi-site imaging centers and two health care organizations. responsible care.

RWJBarnabas Health is one of New Jersey’s largest private employers – with more than 38,000 employees and 9,000 physicians – and consistently wins national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health has launched an affiliation with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic healthcare system. The collaboration aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – and behavioral healthcare from Rutgers University. For more information, visit


The New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgical Centers (NJAASC) is an incorporated, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1992 by owners of ambulatory surgical centers. Its membership currently includes approximately 200 Ambulatory Surgical Centers and 50 Provider and Associate Members. NJAASC’s mission is to promote and advance the efforts of New Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Centers in providing optimal patient care in a cost-effective manner. It provides information, education and networking opportunities for everyone associated with the CSA industry; provides advocacy on issues affecting its members; monitors state and federal legislation and interacts with the Association of Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASCA) on state and federal issues. NJAASC is a member of the American Society of Quality Control. For more information, visit

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