Fred Jacobs Joins RWJ Hamilton as VP/General Counsel
Frederick Jacobs of Pennington has been named Vice President and General Counsel at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, RWJ Hamilton’s president and CEO Skip Cimino announced.
Jacobs, who was the general counsel to the New Jersey Hospital Association, will oversee all legal and regulatory issues for RWJ Hamilton.
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“We’re very excited that Fred has accepted our offer to join the RWJ Hamilton team,” said Cimino. “His vast experience working in government and the healthcare industry will be a vital asset as we serve the needs of our community.”
Before serving as the general counsel for NJHA, Jacobs was a general partner in the law firm Hodgson Russ in New York City where he chaired the Health and Government Relations group. He also has an extensive background working in the public sector having served as the chief counsel to the New York State Assembly speaker, counsel to the New York Assembly Ways and Means Committee chairman and the legislative counsel to the New York Assembly speaker.
While working with the New York Assembly he negotiated and drafted numerous pieces of legislation including New York’s Health Care Reform Act of 1995 and the Medicaid Managed Care Act of 1995.
“RWJ Hamilton is a great community hospital with a dedicated staff,” said Jacobs. “I feel very fortunate to join a hospital that has deep roots in the community and is committed to providing the best care possible to its residents.”
Jacobs is a graduate of Brown University. He earned his law degree from Yale Law School.