Officials from South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside appointed to Mount Sinai Health System boards


South Nassau Communities Hospital’s board of directors Chairman Joseph J. Fennessy and Vice Chairman Anthony Cancellieri have been appointed to the boards of trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System.

The appointments, as well as the soon to be announced addition of two MSHS executives — Dr. Arthur Klein, president of the Mount Sinai Health Network, and Don Scanlon, MSHS chief financial officer and chief of corporate services of Mount Sinai – to South Nassau’s board of directors, are a function of the partnership announced last December, which established South Nassau as Mount Sinai’s flagship hospital on Long Island.

Fennessy, a Wantagh resident, has served on South Nassau’s board of directors since September 2003, and was elected chairman in June 2012. He is a retired former partner and chief operating officer of the Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Northeast region. Fennessy has applied his wealth of experience in public accounting and healthcare finance and planning to provide key insight and strategy that has been essential to South Nassau’s ambitious strategic growth plan that will improve medical services for the entire South Shore of Long Island and beyond.

Cancellieri, of Rockville Centre, was formerly a vice president of Park Strategies LLC, and was appointed to South Nassau’s board of directors in 2009. Before joining Park Strategies in October 2006, Cancellieri served as chief deputy county executive of Nassau County, the highest-ranking appointed official within the county administration. As chief deputy county executive, Cancellieri directed the day-to-day operations of the $2.3 billion municipal corporation with over 9,000 employees.

Klein has served as president of the Mount Sinai Health Network since February 2013. He has spearheaded the growth of the Health System’s network of more than 150 clinical relationships, including 18 affiliated hospitals, five nursing homes, 23 employed physician practices and nine additional large group practice affiliations across New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. Klein’s management and leadership responsibilities also include national and international initiatives for Mount Sinai and he is executive vice president of the Mount Sinai Hospital and executive vice president of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Scanlon is an integral member of Mount Sinai’s management team. He joined the system in 2003 when he was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Scanlon manages the finance and audit committees of the Mount Sinai Boards of Trustees and is a member of the Boards of Healthfirst and the HANYS Insurance Company. Previously, Scanlon served as senior vice president of Finance at New York Presbyterian Hospital & Health System, and, before that, a vice president of finance at Mount Sinai for 10 years.