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NYC Health + Hospitals Announces New Leadership Appointments

Apr 05, 2016

New York, NY

Dr. Ram Raju, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, today announced the appointment of four health care executives who will fill senior leadership positions and help guide the nation’s largest public health system’s transformation to support its Vision 2020 goals toward financial stability, growth and improving the patient experience.
Two executives will lead newly created leadership structures based on service lines for post-acute/long-term care and for hospitals. The new structure replaces the system’s old organization based on geographic networks centered around hospitals. This change will help strengthen and elevate post-acute/long term care as a strategic area of opportunity to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and improve health outcomes.
Two others will serve as hospital Chief Executive Officers for NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem and NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. These hospital CEO positions have been upgraded from an Executive Director title to reflect the shift away from operations-based management to strategic leadership and responsibilities for growth and patient experience.
“As we move our essential public health system in a bold new direction, we will need collaborative leaders who can be tenacious change agents, can inspire our workforce and know how to put our patients first,” said Dr. Raju. “The individuals we have selected to fill these key leadership positions have the skills, talent and compassion we need to deliver on our promise of quality care and a great patient experience,” said Dr. Raju.
NYC Health + Hospitals conducted a national search to fill these leadership positions and worked with DHR International, an executive search firm, to find candidates from inside and outside the organization. The health system also plans to fill new leadership positions for Chief of Ambulatory Care and other hospital CEOs later this spring.
The system received more than 400 applications and interviewed more than 100 candidates for these positions. The selection was assisted by search committees at the system level and for each of the hospitals. Members of the search committees included senior clinical and nurse leaders, and labor and community representatives.
“I want to thank the executive search team members, including our labor and community partners, for helping us select this impressive and diverse group of leaders who will help move our health system forward to achieve efficiencies, financial stability and growth,” said Dr. Raju.
The new health system leaders appointed today are:

  • Maureen Mccluskey Maureen E. McClusky has been appointed Senior Vice President of Post-Acute/Long Term Care and will be responsible for formulating strategies to meet the changing needs of the marketplace to mitigate financial risk, create standardized care processes to drive better health outcomes and reduce costs across the system’s five post-acute/long term care facilities. She has a combined 25 years of experience in post-acute care. She served as Executive Director for ArchCare’s largest specialty post-acute facility in East Harlem and oversaw skilled nursing facility operations for Northwell Health, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children and Bergen Regional Medical Center. She has a BA from SUNY and a Master’s from NYU School of Health, Nursing and Arts Professions. Ms. McClusky will ‪start April 4.
  • Maureen Mccluskey Richard J. Gannotta has been appointed Senior Vice President for Hospitals and will oversee the 11 public hospitals to help standardize practices, find efficiencies and alignment with the system’s goal to strengthen primary and preventive care and keep communities healthy. Mr. Gannotta has more than 30 years of experience, most recently having served as President at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He held a number of executive positions in the Duke University Health System/Duke Raleigh Hospital and WakeMed Health and Hospitals in North Carolina. He earned an RN degree from Broward College, a BSN and NP Certification from Florida International University, an MBA from Campbell University, and a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Mr. Gannotta will ‪start May 9th.
  • Ebone Eboné M. Carrington has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, and will be responsible for ensuring quality standards of care, increasing workforce engagement, expanding access, building community collaborations and providing an exceptional patient experience. Ms. Carrington has been serving as Acting CEO for the last month while carrying her duties as the hospitals’ Chief Operating Officer, a position she’s held since September 2013. She has a long personal history of involvement with Harlem Hospital where each of her parents worked for over 30 years. As a family, they have shared over 80 years of service to the Harlem community. She previously served as Sr. VP and Chief Quality Officer at Interfaith Medical Center and as a senior consultant for the hospital and healthcare management firm Kurron Shares of America. She has a Bachelor’s in Business from Stony Brook University and an MPA from NYU. Ms. Carrington’s appointment is effective ‪April 11.
  • Maureen Mccluskey Gregory Calliste has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, and will be responsible for ensuring quality standards of care, increasing workforce engagement, expanding access, building community collaborations and providing an exceptional patient experience. He has been serving as Acting Chief Executive Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx for the past six months and Chief Operating Officer since March 2015. He held several senior administrative positions at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings for over 20 years. Other hospital executive roles include Chief Administrative Officer for St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital; President and CEO of Juan Luis Hospital & Medical Center in the Virgin Islands, and Director of Administrative Services/Operations at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center. He has an MS in Public Health from Columbia University and an MBA from NY Institute of Technology. Mr. Calliste’s appointment is effective ‪April 11.

Contact: Press Office, 212-788-3339

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation with a network of 11 hospitals including six regional trauma centers, community-based health centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, and a correctional health services unit. The system includes a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlusHealth. The health system provides essential services to 1.2 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the five boroughs. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected: https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem/ or Twitter @NYCHealthSystem.