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Leading Hospital Association Appoints Richard J. Murphy of South Nassau to its Board of Trustees

Posted: Mar. 10, 2015

South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Richard J. Murphy has been appointed to Board of Trustees of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS).

HANYS’ volunteer Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the Association’s activities. The association is the 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. Its mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation, and service to healthcare providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.

“HANYS has established a legacy for safeguarding and enhancing the quality and vitality of healthcare in New York and promoting better health care for all New Yorkers through the coordinated efforts of its members,” said Mr. Murphy. “I’m humbled by this appointment and look forward to working with HANYS’ administrative leadership and each member of its Board of Trustees to ensure that HANYS fulfills its mission.”

Mr. Murphy has served as president and CEO of South Nassau since August of 2012. During his tenure at South Nassau, the hospital has won a series of major awards for quality, including for nursing excellence, patient safety and top rankings from U.S. News & World Report & from the Joint Commission. Mr. Murphy also has been instrumental in South Nassau’s takeover of the former Long Beach Medical Center, which was shuttered after Superstorm Sandy. Mr. Murphy has led the effort to restore health services to Long Beach while strengthening SNCH’s ability to serve the health care needs of the entire South Shore from Queens to Suffolk.

Prior to coming to South Nassau, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, NY. His accomplishments include the execution of a successful financial post divestiture from St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center of New York, which improved facility operating performance; and development of a strategic planning process to enhance physician partnerships, increase market share and expand capital reinvestment. His past experience also includes a leadership role in Long Island’s Catholic Health System, as the Executive Vice President of CHS’s Suffolk Region hospitals, which included his serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Good Samaritan, St. Charles and St. Catherine of Siena hospitals.