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November 19, 2013

Experienced Leader Will Oversee New Facility in Montefiore System 

NEW YORK (November 18, 2013) – Montefiore today announced the appointment of Anthony Alfano as vice president and executive director of Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital. Montefiore recently opened Montefiore New Rochelle and Montefiore Mount Vernon along with Schaffer Extended Care Center at the former Sound Shore Health System facilities.

The two hospitals will be run as individual institutions, each with its own executive director and leadership team. Montefiore will announce the executive director for Montefiore Mount Vernon when assumption of that role is imminent.

“We are committed to meeting the unique needs of the neighborhoods we serve,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Health System and former long-term resident of New Rochelle. “Having a local leader devoted to understanding the community and its care requirements will help ensure that we build the programs and services needed to continue to provide the excellent care New Rochelle and surrounding towns deserve.”

Prior to joining Montefiore, Mr. Alfano served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at New York Downtown Hospital (NYDH), part of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System. He is recognized for the successful merger integration of NYDH within New York-Presbyterian. Before his recruitment to NYDH, he was on the senior leadership teams at Brooklyn Hospital Center and Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center. Mr. Alfano’s diverse business portfolio consists of leadership positions in human resources, information technology and general management at notable firms such as Reuter Information Technology, Mobil Corporation and Pfizer.

“Throughout his hospital career, Anthony has demonstrated strong management skills and leadership in partnering with physician leaders to build programs that meet local needs and build patient satisfaction,” said Susan Green-Lorenzen, R.N., senior vice president, Operations, Montefiore. “We are pleased to welcome him as a member of the Montefiore family and look forward to his leadership as we continue to shape our patient care delivery in New Rochelle and the surrounding communities.”

Mr. Alfano holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Administration from Long Island University. His appointment is effective immediately.