(Retired) CEO Joseph Quagliata: Guiding Expansion at South Nassau Communities Hospital
Joseph Quagliata served as the president and CEO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y., from October 1998 through December 2012.
Prior to becoming president and CEO, Mr. Quagliata served as the CFO of the hospital.
During Mr. Quagliata's time as CEO, he actively led the hospital through a period of expansion. Some of the expansions and additions Mr. Quagliata oversaw include the opening of the Center for Bariatric Surgery, a new cancer center, a four-story wing, the Center for Cardiovascular Health and the Center for Ambulatory Surgery. All of those additions and expansions took place from 2001 to 2010.
"We're at the center of a healthcare renaissance: one that's squarely focused on the health and well-being of [our patients]," Mr. Quagliata has said.
Along with guiding the hospital, Mr. Quagliata has guided the future of healthcare in the Long Island, N.Y., region for more than 30 years. He is a past chairman of the board of trustees of the Healthcare Association of New York State and of the board of directors of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council. He also served on the Long Island Regional Advisory Committee of the New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century.
After a full career as a healthcare executive, Mr. Quagliata retired at the end of 2012.
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