Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and senior vice president, NewYork-Presbyterian, has been named chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) for 2020-2021. Fosina assumed the role as chairman earlier last year. He previously served as chairman-elect.
“I’m honored to assume the ACHE chair at such a critical time in our nation’s healthcare history,” said Fosina, a resident of New Rochelle. “In addition to the severe challenges we face from the pandemic, we continue to confront unresolved societal issues such as health disparities, the uninsured and the fiscal sustainability of Medicare and Medicaid. We have also entered an era of rapid change, so I look forward to working with my colleagues to develop solutions and strategies that allow our institutions to thrive in the future.”
Fosina is a long-time member of the NewYork-Presbyterian executive team. In addition to his service to ACHE, Fosina is an advisory board member for the University of Delaware, College of Health Sciences; a member of the board of trustees for Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation; and a board member for LiveOn NY (Council of Senior Centers) and the Business Council of Westchester. He is also an active Fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine, and he was a Health and Aging Policy Fellow from 2011 to 2013, and a Congressional Fellow from 2011 to 2012.
Fosina received his master’s degree in public health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance our members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 77 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for leaders dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.
Established in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, located in Bronxville, New York, serves residents of Westchester County and the Bronx. The 291-bed acute-care facility provides emergency care to approximately 42,000 individuals and delivers nearly 1,400 babies each year. Additional support and care is provided to the community through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Westchester, a multispecialty physician practice with extended hours and offices in convenient locations, and Lawrence Community Health Services, which offers home care, hospice, and bereavement services to adults and children.
For more information, visit www.nyp.org/lawrence or call 914-787-1000.