NewYork-Presbyterian Queens in Flushing announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer and chief medical officer, who have joined the hospital’s chief nursing officer, completing the hospital’s new leadership team.
Robert T. Blenderman, PA-C, MBA joined the hospital in March as the chief operating officer and is overseeing operations, strategy, emergency management, patient flow and hospital safety.
Blenderman, previously worked at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, Northwell Health as associate executive director, hospital operations. At that institution, he led daily operations of the hospital and worked across all inpatient clinical areas and ancillary departments and managed capital infrastructure, construction and site information services.
He has extensive experience in patient flow and efficiency and was part of the team credited with decreasing excess days and length of stay at the hospital.
Blenderman also oversaw Long Island Jewish Forest Hills ambulatory services, which includes Northwell Health System’s largest multispecialty practice.
Prior to being appointed Associate Executive Director, Hospital Operations, he was the Senior Administrative Director II of North Shore – LIJ Health System’s Cardiovascular & Thoracic Services.
“Under Jaclyn Mucaria’s leadership, it is our goal to enhance the level of care in Queens and I know that our dedicated and enthusiastic staff is up to the challenge,” said Blenderman.
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