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Former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Named to Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Board of Directors

Posted: Apr. 4, 2022
Former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Named to Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Board of Directors

Former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, a longtime Baldwin resident, has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai South Nassau.

“Laura is a proven leader with close ties to our hospital and to the communities we serve,” said Anthony Cancellieri, Co-Chair of the hospital’s Board of Directors. “She will be a great asset to the hospital as we continue to work closely with the Mount Sinai Health System to expand services to better serve the residents of the South Shore.”

“Laura has a wide range of experience—from planning and budgeting to emergency management and community health,” said Joseph Fennessy, Co-Chair of the hospital’s Board. “She did a tremendous job helping to lead the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are fortunate to have her join us.”

The members of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers who lend their professional expertise and experience to provide oversight and input into the hospital’s operations. There currently are 20 Board members, all of whom actively help raise money to fund hospital projects and serve on various Board committees that provide strategic insight and review of hospital functions, such as finance, building, and development.

“I am honored to serve on the Mount Sinai South Nassau Board,” said Ms. Curran. “I look forward to working with the entire Mount Sinai South Nassau team to deliver sound financial management, robust community partnership, and the best possible patient experience and outcomes. I am confident the hospital will continue to provide excellent patient care in our ever-evolving medical landscape. I will work with the Board to ensure we remain innovative and grow our services and partnership with the world-leading Mount Sinai Health System while retaining our strong ties to the South Shore communities we all love.”

Ms. Curran served as Chief Executive of the Nassau County government from 2018 to 2021, managing a $3.3 billion annual budget and the deployment of 7,500 employees who provided critical services to more than 1.3 million residents. She led the county’s Department of Health through the COVID-19 pandemic and championed the county’s COVID-19 vaccination program to achieve the highest vaccination rate in New York.

Under Ms. Curran’s leadership and backing for Police, Corrections, Deputy Sheriffs, Fire Marshals, and Emergency Management, Nassau County earned U.S. News & World Report’s ranking as the safest community in America for two consecutive years. Ms. Curran’s years in public office are marked by the turnaround of a chronic deficit into surplus, implementing policies to make government more transparent and accountable, and prioritizing smart infrastructure.

As a member of the Nassau County Legislature, Ms. Curran represented Baldwin, a community adjacent to the hospital. She worked with her colleagues in the Legislature to improve public safety, public works, and veterans’ affairs. During her term, she wrote and sparked the passage of legislation to support service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and provided relief to homeowners rebuilding after superstorm Sandy. She also founded the Baldwin Community Garden.

Prior to running for elected office, Ms. Curran served on the Baldwin School Board and worked as a journalist for the New York Daily News, New York Post, and the Herald Community newspapers. She also served in the administration of former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi. She remains active in community affairs.

About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,600 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 and operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County, along with Long Island’s only free-standing Emergency Department in Long Beach.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. Mount Sinai 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. Mount Sinai 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; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence.  For more information, go to mountsinai.org/southnassau.