Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Welcomes Brittany Spanos as Executive Director of Community Outreach and Diversity Officer

May 22, 2023

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Welcomes Brittany Spanos as Executive Director of Community Outreach and Diversity Officer
New Brunswick, N.J. – May 22, 2023 – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, the parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, has announced the appointment of Brittany Spanos to the position of executive director of Community Outreach and diversity officer. Guided by the organization’s Catholic mission, Spanos will assist the inclusion and diversity efforts within the Saint Peter’s organization and throughout the community it serves.

“Saint Peter’s has a century’s old legacy of serving those most in need within the community,” said Spanos. “I look forward to supporting Saint Peter’s Catholic mission and its commitment to addressing social determinants of health through action while consistently creating safe spaces and a culture of belonging wherever the footprints of our outreach extend.”

Spanos was recognized for developing a racial equity toolkit for the Municipality of Princeton. In 2021, she received the Engaging Local Government Leaders Top 100 Influencer’s Award. Coming from a blended household, Spanos knows first-hand what it’s like to experience prejudice and adversity. It was the struggle to find her place in society that inspired her to educate others and promote the tenet that diversification leads to growth.

“As a faith-based institution providing care for more than 116 years, Saint Peter’s is an institution woven into the fabric of the diverse community it serves, recognizing and honoring the many different backgrounds from which our patients, employees and physicians come,” said Saint Peter’s President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE. “We remain focused on creating an environment of mutual support at Saint Peter’s, working together to enhance the lives of those we serve by ensuring access to care, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background. We welcome Brittany to Saint Peter’s and look forward to the contributions she’ll make in developing and strengthening relationships that advance Saint Peter’s mission of providing humble service to all.”

A graduate of Rutgers University, Spanos received a master’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) with a concentration in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, graduating summa cum laude while raising her three daughters amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As an undergraduate at Rutgers, she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and was a member of The National Society of Collegiate Honors, Tau Sigma, and Phi Theta Kappa.
About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and state-designated children’s hospital and regional perinatal center that includes a nationally renowned Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which includes the CARES Surgicenter; and Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physician practices. Saint Peter’s is a regional specialist in cancer care, diabetes, geriatrics, orthopedics, bariatric surgery and head and neck surgery and is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and internal medicine. Saint Peter’s is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical Health and Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.

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