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With 100 years of service to the Salem County area, Salem Medical Center is committed to continuing its mission of providing quality health care to each and every patient who enters our facility.

In February 2019, SMC transitioned to new ownership and returned to not-for-profit status. This status allows us, for example, to apply for and receive grant monies and to fundraise. As a nonprofit, the hospital is essentially owned by the community —those we work hard to serve every day.

We are guided by a volunteer board, comprised of many local members, with only the best interest of the hospital and community in mind.

SMC continues to grow with the addition of a much needed 26-bed Behavioral Health Unit and behavioral health services. SMC’s Wound Care moved to the front of the facility with its own outside entrance making entry much easier for patients. The fully digital imaging suite offers 3D Mammography, MRI, DEXA scans, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and PET or CT scans once a month. The return of Bariatric Surgery performed by Dr. Harish Kakkilaya is an exciting addition for the hospital, and Interventional Radiology is a special service offered to treat Peripheral Artery Disease.

We are dedicated to growing new services and recruiting physicians relevant to our community and are focused on making SMC a destination of choice for Salem County and the surrounding area.

Board of Trustees

William J. Colgan


Steven Rosefsky

Vice President

Manuel Guantez


Brenda Goins

Michael R. Gorman

Bruce W. Herdman

Awood A. Jones

Raquel Mazon Jeffers

Ceil Smith

Wamiq S. Sultan

Chief Medical Officer

Ralph Thomas

Daniel S. Timmerman

Tammy Torres

Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Tammy Torres

Chief Executive Officer

Vincent Riccitelli

Chief Financial Officer

Justine Murphy

Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Patricia Palmieri

Associate Vice President of Operations, Lab, Radiology and Pharmacy

Michele Pawlowski

Director of Physician Services

James Piper

Associate Vice President

Lynn Righter-Shookla

Associate Vice President of Clinical Operations
Effectively all insurance contracts prior to the transition to Salem Medical Center on February 1, 2019, are currently active and in full force.
Salem Medical Center complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Please click the link to see our complete Notice of Nondiscrimination.