South Nassau chief medical officer named to prestigious list


For the fourth consecutive year, Becker’s Hospital Review has named Linda Efferen, MD, chief medical officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital, to its prestigious listing of the top “130 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know” in the United States.

Members of the list were selected for their accomplishments in leading healthcare and hospital organizations, including improvement of patient care, development of relationships between providers and facilitation of organizational growth. Members do not and cannot pay to be included on the list.  Each featured woman was lauded by her colleagues for contributing significant value to the healthcare industry.

To create the list, the editorial team at Becker’s Hospital Review accepted nominations for the most influential women in healthcare through its website and weekly online newsletters. After several months of collecting nominations and researching the background of each nominee, the editorial team narrowed the contenders to a list of 130 top women leaders. The publication repeats this process annually to ensure an up-to-date compendium.  Becker’s Hospital Review is a Chicago-based publication focusing on hospital and healthcare news and business advice. The primary audience for the publication is hospital executives and healthcare industry leaders.

As South Nassau’s chief medical officer, Dr. Efferen (a resident of South Huntington) is responsible for facilitating medical staff interactions with hospital administration and the governing board and for assuring the effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care consistent with the hospital’s mission.  She also assists with strategic planning and execution, as well as the implementation of disease management programs, and monitors the effectiveness of management practices and productivity indicators.

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