(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.Joe Q

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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