An internal medicine physician at Newark Hospital Center has been transferred to another department to serve the Newark Health System.
Dr. Michael D. Pincus has been reassigned to the Newark Clinic in the Newark Hospital System.
The move is effective immediately, said Newark Health Secretary Richard J. DeCarlo.
PINCUS, 53, has been an internist and an emergency room physician at the hospital since January, and was promoted to internist in April.
He is also a registered nurse and was appointed to the New Jersey State Medical Board in January.
He will remain on the Newark Medical Board until March, said DeCarlon.
He joined the hospital system in 2001 and is a member of the Newark Community Hospital Services Committee.
The department said in a news release that PINCIS is responsible for all critical care procedures, including trauma care, respiratory care, general and specialty anesthesia, emergency room, and the Newark Emergency Department.
“He is a dedicated and dedicated colleague who will make Newark the best hospital in New Jersey and I thank him for his service and commitment to the community,” DeCaralo said in the release.
He served as Newark’s director of emergency medicine from October 2010 to October 2014.
Newark is home to the nation’s fifth largest hospital system, according to the American Hospital Association.
The hospital system operates three medical centers, two trauma centers, a community care center and an outpatient care facility.
The city also serves the Newark City Public Schools.
Newark officials said the hospital has been struggling with an aging and understaffed hospital.
It has been forced to ration its staffing to make room for more people.
It also is facing a shortfall in funds from the state, which funds the hospital through its General Fund.