Brian Gragnolati is President & CEO of Atlantic Health System. He also serves as 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 the health of individuals and communities. In 2007 and again in 2015, Brian 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.
Prior to his tenure at Atlantic Health System, Gragnolati served as SVP, Community Division of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and President and CEO of Suburban Hospital. He previously held executive positions at WellSpan Health, the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
With $2.8 billion in revenue and 16,500 employees, Atlantic Health System serves more than half the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system includes Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains; Goryeb Children’s Hospital and Morristown Medical Center in Morristown; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown; Overlook Medical Center in Summit; and Newton Medical Center in Newton. The system also cares for patients through Atlantic Rehabilitation, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation, and Atlantic Medical Group, which employs over 1,000 community-based physicians.
Brian holds 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. He is an active member of the board of Paper Mill Playhouse and a proponent of their work in arts accessibility, which makes theatre available to audience members with disabilities. He and his wife, Donna, live in Mendham, New Jersey.
[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.