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South Nassau President & CEO, Richard J. Murphy, Takes on Statewide Leadership Role as Chair of Healthcare Association of New York State

Posted: Jan. 7, 2019

South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Richard J. Murphy has been elected chair of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Board of Trustees and appointed to the Association’s Executive Committee for a two-year term that began January 1.

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 in New York. 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.

“Nonprofit hospitals across New York State play a vital role in their respective communities but are continuing to face many challenges, including inadequate support from government and insurance reimbursement that can make it difficult to provide the level of care our patients deserve,” Murphy said. “HANYS plays a critical part in advocating for our hospitals in Albany and Washington. I’m honored to be part of  the HANYS leadership team and to make certain our voices are heard in the halls of government.”

Mr. Murphy has been president and CEO of South Nassau since August of 2012. Under his leadership South Nassau recently finalized its partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System, making South Nassau the flagship of Mount Sinai on Long Island. Murphy also is overseeing a $400 million capital expansion of the hospital’s Oceanside and Long Beach campuses to improve availability of services to the entire South Shore of Nassau County.

Prior to coming to South Nassau, Mr. Murphy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, NY. 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.

The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, South Nassau® Communities Hospital is Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons, and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program.

In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for disease-specific care for stroke, hip and knee replacement, heart failure, bariatric surgery, wound care and end-stage renal disease. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.