Nuvance Health appoints new president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Posted: 1/6/2020

Joseph J. Mullany has joined Nuvance Health as Vassar Brothers Medical Center president, effective today, Jan. 6, 2020.

“Joe is a strategic and visionary healthcare leader with more than 25 years of success leading complex organizations to excel in high-quality and safe healthcare with a high level of service,” said Kerry Eaton, chief operating officer of Vassar’s parent organization, Nuvance Health. “He has a strong track record of enhancing operational performance in a wide variety of areas.”

Most recently, Mullany was president and CEO at Bayfront Health Systems in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he transformed a collection of seven independent hospitals into an integrated health system. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO at Detroit Medical Center, a 2,100-bed academic health system with eight hospitals, five surgery centers and approximately 14,000 employees.

“This is an exciting time to join the Hudson Valley community and to begin work with the talented Vassar Brothers Medical Center physicians, nurses and other staff to further enhance the high quality of care and services offered,” Mullany said. “There is extraordinary work underway as the new patient pavilion gets set to open later in 2020 and collaborative new thinking and innovations will tie in perfectly with economic development and other initiatives. Vassar Brothers is the destination of choice for healthcare in the region.”

Mullany earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wake Forest University in 1986 and a Master of Health Science degree and MBA from the University of Florida in 1989. He has been named a “Top 100 Most Influential Healthcare Leader” by Modern Healthcare and was a Crain’s “Newsmaker of the Year.”

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