Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

Michael Fosina is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, one of six campuses of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP). A member of the senior management team, Mr. Fosina was responsible for the successful merger between the former New York Downtown Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2013, including the development and implementation of the overall strategic, financial and operational plans of the campus.

Mr. Fosina has spent over twenty years at NYP. Prior to his current position, he was the Vice President and Executive Director of NYP/The Allen Hospital. In his thirteen years in this position, he has helped make The Allen Hospital a premier community teaching hospital and trusted health care provider for the communities of Upper Manhattan, the Bronx and beyond. Mr. Fosina was instrumental in integrating NYP/Allen with NYP/Columbia University Medical Center to improve quality, access and care transitions. In addition, he played a significant role in the development of both the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging and the Division of Podiatry at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center. He focused a significant amount of his time working with the local nursing homes on transition-of-care issues, which resulted in increased quality of transitions and reductions in readmissions. In a previous role, he helped facilitate one of the largest hospital mergers in the country between The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Through his efforts, the hospital achieved success through its first JCAHO survey as a newly merged entity.

Mr. Fosina received his BS from the University of Delaware and his graduate degree from Columbia University School of Public Health. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is board certified in healthcare management. In 2011-2012 he was a Congressional Fellow and an Atlantic Philanthropy Health and Aging Policy Fellow. During his fellowship he worked as an advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, focusing on improving the services to senior citizens, which included the transitions of care from the hospital to a nursing home.

Mr. Fosina has spoken in national broadcasts on transitions of care between hospitals and post-acute facilities and on designing environment of care programs for hospitals. In addition, he has lectured on patient safety initiatives and other healthcare issues both regionally and nationally. Mr. Fosina is active on the boards of numerous community organizations, nursing homes and senior centers. He has received several awards for both his professional accomplishments and for his community work. He was honored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) as the Senior Healthcare Level Regent Award winner for his contributions to the Advancement of Health Care Management Excellence. Mr. Fosina was elected to the ACHE Council of Regents, representing over 2,000 healthcare administrators in metropolitan New York to the College Board of Governors. Most recently he was inducted as a Fellow into the New York Academy of Medicine.