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Chief Executive Officers

Svetlana Lipyanskaya

Svetlana Lipyanskaya, MPA

Chief Executive Officer
NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital

Svetlana Lipyanskaya, MPA – the first female to lead NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island as CEO – has aligned the hospital’s mission, vision and values around access, quality and patient-centered care.

While managing the emerging needs of the hospital brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Lipyanskaya developed and implemented a campus-wide strategic masterplan based on a community needs assessment that will allow Coney Island Hospital to become the health care destination of choice for approximately 875,000 residents from South Brooklyn and beyond. She is leading the execution of a facility name change and rebranding campaign, completion of a new 11-story hospital, and developing a health and wellness institute that reimagines and elevates the quality of primary and specialty care services offered to its patients.

She has also shepherded the creation of several life-saving services and programs, including: a new cardiac catheterization lab, certification of a percutaneous coronary intervention program, as well as designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. Because heart disease is the second leading cause of premature death in Brooklyn, adding these life-saving clinical services ensures that care for heart attack and stroke – for which a quicker response usually means a better outcome – is available closer to home.

Ms. Lipyanskaya’s keen fiscal stewardship has yielded a sound operating budget, resulting in revenue tens of millions of dollars over budget for the first half of FY22, ending on June 30, 2022. She has also skillfully built relationships with community stakeholders and key decision makers, and has brought in over $20 million in capital funding to expand ambulatory care services, provide digital signage and wayfinding throughout the hospital campus, and state-of-the-art radiology and robotic surgery equipment.

Over the past 3 years, Ms. Lipyanskaya has had notable recognitions, including:

  • Be Proud, Inc. 2021 Outstanding Women Community Appreciation Award
  • 2021 City & State – Brooklyn Power 100
  • 2022 Schneps Media Power Women of Brooklyn Nominee
  • 2022 City & State – Brooklyn Power 100
  • 2022 Schneps Media Health Care Hero Nominee
  • 2022 Becker’s Hospital Review, Community Hospital CEOs to Know