Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside hires new CFO

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Hospital and healthcare industry finance expert John A. Pohlman has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Mount Sinai South Nassau.

“John has a tremendous grasp on the complexity of hospital finances and the knowledge and experience to develop and implement the short- and long-term revenue and budgeting strategies to ensure that Mount Sinai South Nassau can expand and add the healthcare services and programs needed by the communities and patients we serve,” said Richard J. Murphy, president and chief executive officer of the hospital.

As senior vice president and CFO, Pohlman will be responsible for the overall financial management of the hospital and will oversee its financial reporting and related internal controls. He will also direct the organization’s financial planning related to growth, financing and associated issues, and will coordinate all relationships with auditors, third-party reimbursement agents, managed care companies, investment bankers and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be part of the Mount Sinai South Nassau team,” said Pohlman, who lives in Dix Hills. “My number one priority is to ensure financial viability while maintaining and growing strong clinical programs and healthcare services that are of the highest quality and delivered at the most efficient cost to the communities we serve.”

Pohlman comes to MSSN from Catholic Health Services’ St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, where he served as CFO since 2018. He was named CFO after providing steady economic and financial insight and leadership as the medical center’s vice president of finance and administration from 2012-17. From 2007-11, Pohlman demonstrated fiscal and financial prudence as a regional vice president of finance for Catholic Health Services, coordinating the financial operations of three acute care hospitals and two skilled nursing facilities with revenues of about $1 billion.

Pohlman’s tenure with CHS began in 2000 when he was hired to serve as director of financial reporting at St. Catherine’s. He started his career at Ernst & Young, LLP, in Melville, where he served as lead senior on the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System audit from 1997-2000. A 1995 graduate of Fordham University, in the Bronx, with a bachelor’s in accounting, Pohlman earned a master’s in business administration and business management from Molloy College, in Rockville Centre, in 2006. He is an active member of public accounting and healthcare management associations, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mount Sinai South Nassau is in the midst of a $400 million long-term strategic growth initiative that will transform its Oceanside and Long Beach campuses. Expansion projects that administrators plan to commence within the next 36 months include construction of a four-story southwest addition, a three-story parking structure and a new central utility plant and electrical emergency facility on the hospital’s main campus in Oceanside, as well as a $40 million Medical Arts Pavilion at its Long Beach campus.

Courtesy Mount Sinai South Nassau; compiled by Mike Smollins