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Joseph A. Quagliata Named Chair-Elect of HANYS Board of Trustees

South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Joseph A. Quagliata has been named Chairman-Elect of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Board of Trustees for a one-year term that began January 1.

“Few professionals, in any industry, bring the knowledge, experience, and dedication to service that have highlighted Joe Quagliata’s career in health care,” HANYS President Daniel Sisto said. “We have worked closely together for many years, and I know his highly respected voice on New York’s health care issues will be a valuable part of HANYS Board of Trustees.”

HANYS is the only statewide advocate for more than 550 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations throughout New York State. HANYS’ volunteer Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the Association’s activities.

“I look forward to working with HANYS’ administrative leadership and each esteemed member of its Board of Trustees to ensure that New York is home to the nation’s most efficient, accessible and advanced healthcare system,” said Mr. Quagliata.

Mr. Quagliata has been an advocate for hospitals on Long Island for more than 30 years and is recognized for his leadership in shaping the future of healthcare in the region. He is immediate past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC), a body that comprises the chief executives of the 23 not-for-profit and public hospitals on Long Island, and served on the Long Island Regional Advisory Committee of the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century (also known as the Berger Commission). Additional industry roles include past President and an Advanced Member of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

He has been a fervent supporter of Long Island Blood Services throughout the years and due to his dedication is in part responsible for the increase in much-needed blood donations on Long Island. Mr. Quagliata is also a champion of programs to help combat breast cancer and was honored by the Long Island Breast Cancer Coalition (1 in 9/Hewlett House) as an inductee to their Hall of Fame for his ongoing commitment. He is also responsible for spearheading South Nassau Communities Hospital’s 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk that attracts more than 1,000 participants annually.

Mr. Quagliata was named president and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in October 1998. He started his career at South Nassau in 1973, when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. A position he manned until the day he was named president and CEO. He has been honored by numerous organizations for his enduring commitment to ensuring the quality and vitality of healthcare services on Long Island and in New York. Mr. Quagliata is a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the 1-in-9 Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition Hewlett House Hall of Fame and was recently honored by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) at their recent Sixty-Over-Sixty Gala.

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