Oceanside, NY, May 16, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Joseph A. Quagliata announced that Mr. Alex Balko has been named vice president of finance of the hospital.
A resident of Point Lookout, NY, Mr. Balko, who has served as South Nassau’s assistant vice president of finance since 2008, succeeds Mr. Mark Bogen, who has been promoted to senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer.
Mr. Balko has had a career of progressive advancement within the hospital’s finance operation, starting his career at South Nassau in 2002 as the Hospital’s controller. In 2005, he was elevated to director of finance, and in 2008, was promoted to assistant vice president of finance. In his new role as vice president of finance, he will coordinate, supervise and direct all day-to-day financial operations, supervising the operations of finance and revenue cycle. He will also assist in the planning and management of hospital-wide business plans.
“I am excited about the contributions Alex will continue to make to South Nassau in his new role,” said Mr. Quagliata. “His expertise and experience in each aspect of hospital finances will be vital to South Nassau’s continued growth and effective management of our resources to maintain a healthy bottom line."
Before joining South Nassau, Mr. Balko, a resident of Point Lookout, NY, was a senior auditor at Ernst and Young, LLP, specializing in audits of hospitals, nursing homes and physician practices. A graduate of Muhlenberg College with a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance/economics, Mr. Balko is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Health Care Financial Management Association and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 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 is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® Perfexion radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau 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 recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.