October 5, 2012

Meet our honoree

Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE

Mr. Fosina has spent over twenty years at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) and is currently a member of the NYP senior management team. This month he was named the Senior Vice President of NYP and Chief Operating Officer for NY Downtown Hospital. For the past 13 years 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 Manhattan, the Bronx and beyond. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is board certified in healthcare management. He is currently a Congressional Fellow and an Atlantic Philanthropy Health and Aging Policy Fellow. During his fellowship he is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on improving the services to seniors which include the transitions of care from the hospital to the nursing homes.


Mr. Fosina was instrumental in the development of both a Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging and the Division of Podiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and NYP. He has focused a significant amount of his time working with the local nursing homes on transition of care issues. Mr. Fosina had enhanced the use of information technology at the campus and used it to leverage the clinical expertise of the academic centers of NewYork-Presbyterian. 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. Mr. Fosina has spoken in JCAHO and VHA national broadcasts on Transitions of Care between the 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 and has received several awards for both his professional accomplishments and his community work. In January, he spoke at the Council of Senior Centers annual meeting. Most recently 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. The American College of Healthcare Executives is the premier national professional association for healthcare executives. This month Mr. Fosina was elected to the ACHE Council of Regents, representing over 2,000 Healthcare administrators in NY to the College Board of Governors.





March 2013