South Nassau Communities Hospital president, CEO Richard Murphy begins statewide leadership roles

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South Nassau Communities Hospital President and CEO Richard Murphy was recently elected chair of the Healthcare Association of New York State’s board of trustees and was appointed to the association’s executive committee for a two-year term that began on Jan. 1.

HANYS’ volunteer board is responsible for managing the association’s activities. The association is the statewide advocate for more than 550 nonprofit 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 health care providers and systems across the 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 in a release. “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.”

Murphy has been president and CEO of South Nassau since August 2012. Under his leadership, SNCH recently finalized its partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System, making South Nassau the flagship of Mount Sinai on Long Island. Murphy is also overseeing a $400 million capital expansion of the hospital’s Oceanside and Long Beach campuses to improve the availability of services for South Shore residents.

Before coming to South Nassau, Murphy served as president and CEO of Richmond University Medical Center, in Staten Island. 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 CEO of Good Samaritan, St. Charles and St. Catherine of Siena hospitals.

In addition to being designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for outstanding nursing care under Murphy’s leadership, South Nassau was also awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for disease-specific care for stroke, hip and knee replacement, heart failure, bariatric surgery, wound care and end-stage renal disease. For more information, visit southnassau.org.