NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD, today announced the appointment of Stephen Catullo, MBA as Chief Executive of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler. Mr. Catullo has nearly three decades of experience in health care delivery and administration, and has served in various leadership roles in the NYC Health + Hospitals skilled-nursing facility network since 1997. As CEO, Catullo will help lead the skilled-nursing facility in ensuring all residents and patients have convenient access to ongoing high-quality care and resources. Mr. Catullo was selected after an extensive search for the role, with input from internal post-acute care administrators, the Community Advisory Board, and Coler residents. His appointment is effective January 31, 2022.
“Our public health system is made up of thousands of passionate, expert health care professionals who have dedicated decades of their careers to our facilities, and Stephen is just another example of this,” said Dr. Katz. “Stephen is bringing over twenty years of working within our system’s network of skilled-nursing facilities to his new role. That’s over twenty years of institutional knowledge and understanding of what our residents, patients, and their families deserve from their long-term care facility.”
“I’ve dedicated my career to skilled-nursing facilities for many reasons, one being the special relationship a resident and their family have to have with the team and facility they trust to care for them,” said Mr. Catullo. “I am looking forward to returning to Coler and working with the incredible team of caregivers there, making it an even better place where so many residents call home.”
Mr. Catullo has over 24 years in the NYC Health + Hospitals system, in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as the Deputy Executive Director at NYC Health + Hospitals/McKinney, where he helped lead the operations for the 320-bed skilled-nursing facility. Prior, he also served in director positions at NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter and NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler, having served administrative positions.
Mr. Catullo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Master of Science degree in speech pathology from Cleveland State University. He earned his MBA from CUNY/Baruch College. He is also a New York State licensed nursing home administrator.
“Best wishes to incoming Chief Executive of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler Stephen Catullo. We’re quite fortunate that we have somebody with over twenty years of experience in the public health system and the knowledge to know how these operations function, especially during this vital time as our city is in the process of recovering. I look forward to partnering with NYC Health + Hospitals to continue improving healthcare in the city,” said Council Member Julie Menin.
The Roosevelt Island community is home to strong and vocal advocates for NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler patients who suffer chronic and long term illness,” said Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright. “Groups like Friends of Coler and Open Doors were among our strongest allies for patient advocacy during the darkest days of the pandemic. I was pleased to have organized the Coler Task Force which continues to work toward improving the standard of care. I look forward to working with Stephen Catullo as the hospital’s new chief executive officer and thank retiring CEO Robert Hughes for his many years of service.”
The NYC Health + Hospitals Post-Acute Care is comprised of five skilled nursing facilities, a long-term acute care hospital and three adult day healthcare programs. There are a total of 2,099 inpatient beds in the SNFs and LTACH and approximately 30,000 visits per year in the ADHCs. Carter, Coler, Gouverneur and Seaview have all consistently earned Four- & Five-Star Ratings awarded by CMS. In addition, Gouverneur and Seaview have been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Best Nursing Homes in NY 2018-2019.
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