Nan Gallagher Named Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset Medical Staff Counsel


Congratulations to Nan Gallagher on her appointment as Medical Staff Counsel for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.  Ms. Gallagher also serves as General Counsel to Medical/Dental Staffs at Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, CarePoint Hoboken University Medical Center, and CarePoint Hoboken University Medical Center. 

Ms. Gallagher stated, “I feel honored to be asked to guide and counsel the physicians at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.  In today’s day and age, it is important for a hospital’s medical staff to retain a strong identity and voice.  I welcome this opportunity and look forward to forging ahead.”

“Founded in 1899, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset provides comprehensive emergency, medical/surgical, and rehabilitative services to residents throughout central New Jersey. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset earned national recognition as a Top Small Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group – one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive. Among thousands of teaching hospitals in the country, RWJUH Somerset was one of only 53 hospitals nationwide to receive this distinction. The Leapfrog Group, a leading national hospital watchdog organization, gave Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset its highest grade — an “A” – eight times. We’ve also been honored with Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™, ranking among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. Only 13 hospitals in New Jersey achieved this recognition … U.S. News & World Report has rated Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset among the top hospitals in New Jersey. In the 2019 ratings, we ranked 9th out of 111 hospitals in New Jersey and 22nd out of 197 hospitals in the New York Metro region, which includes New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and northern New Jersey.”  (Source:

Nan Gallagher has devoted her career exclusively to the advocacy of healthcare professionals and entities. An accomplished healthcare and employment litigator and administrative attorney, she focuses her practice on licensing, regulatory and credentialing matters in New Jersey and New York, all facets of administrative professional discipline, litigation, medical malpractice defense, Medical Staff and Society representation, General Counsel services, summary suspensions and fair hearings, hearing officer services, privileged practice QA peer review investigations, credentialing guidance, EMR and cybersecurity counseling, physician and practice transactional services, estate and disaster planning for medical practices, physician burnout & impairment, disruptive behavior, online persona management, employment and labor counseling, Qui Tams, ERISA and state out-of-network appeals, audits, billing and coding counseling, telemedicine, mock agency inspections, and HIPAA and OSHA compliance services. She is proud to be a Certified HIPAA Administrator and OSHA Compliance Analyst offering manual and training programs to her healthcare clientele.