Oceanside, NY, January 17, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Richard J. Murphy has been elected chair of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Board of Trustees and appointed to the Association’s Executive Committee for a two-year term that began January 1.
HANYS’ volunteer Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the association’s activities. The association is the statewide advocate for more than 550 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations in New York. Its mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation, and service to healthcare providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.
“Nonprofit hospitals across New York State play a vital role in their respective communities but are continuing to face many challenges, including inadequate support from government and insurance reimbursement that can make it difficult to provide the level of care our patients deserve,” Murphy said. “HANYS plays a critical part in advocating for our hospitals in Albany and Washington. I’m honored to be part of the HANYS leadership team and to make certain our voices are heard in the halls of government.”
Mr. Murphy has been president and CEO of South Nassau since August of 2012. Under his leadership South Nassau recently finalized its partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System, making South Nassau the flagship of Mount Sinai on Long Island. Murphy also is overseeing a $400 million capital expansion of the hospital’s Oceanside and Long Beach campuses to improve availability of services to the entire South Shore of Nassau County.
Prior to coming to South Nassau, Mr. Murphy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, NY. His past experience also includes a leadership role in Long Island’s Catholic Health System, as the Executive Vice President of CHS’s Suffolk Region hospitals, which included his serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Good Samaritan, St. Charles and St. Catherine of Siena hospitals.