Find out more about the educational path this alum pursued.
Meet Michael Antoniades,
Congratulations to alumnus Michael Antoniades. He was named as the new executive vice president and chief operating officer over both the New Brunswick and Somerset campuses of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH). Antoniades has been with RWJUH since 2011 starting as their vice president of operations and later promoted to senior vice president. Throughout his 23-year career he has held various executive level positions within the health care industry.
Antoniades earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration in 2006 from University of Phoenix®. Initially he was anxious about his unfamiliarity with the online learning environment, but he quickly gained an appreciation for the course work and his instructors. “Had I not taken that first step and made the decision to enroll in the University of Phoenix online program, I would not have advanced my career as I have over the past decade,” he says. He adds, “I don’t think there is anything more important in the development of future leaders than having the knowledge of experienced health care professors in a classroom setting.” Antoniades also earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University.
Someday Antoniades hopes to pay it forward. He intends to share his experiences and pass along his knowledge by teaching undergraduates at the university level and mentoring young executives. Plans for his new role with RWJUH involve making a difference in the health and wellness of the communities that the health system serves, “To guide Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in the paradigm shift of volume-based to value-based care by achieving the Triple Aim of Population Health: improved quality outcomes and service at a lower cost,” says Antoniades.
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