Two veteran health care administrators have been promoted at Mount Sinai South Nassau to help lead the hospital as it continues its robust growth and expansion as a regional medical center for the South Shore of Nassau County.
John Pohlman, Mount Sinai South Nassau’s senior vice president and chief financial officer will take on the additional role of chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations of the 455-bed hospital, which employs more than 3,500 nurses, physicians, and support staff and has an annual operating budget of $600 million.
Ken Long, senior vice president for administration, will take on the additional role of chief clinical integration officer as he continues to work with clinical leadership to oversee the hospital’s integration with the Mount Sinai Health System, bringing enhanced services to the South Shore. This includes a comprehensive stroke program, and preparing for the opening of a new four-story patient pavilion next year that will pave the way, pending regulatory submissions and approvals, for open-heart surgery.
“John is an experienced leader who has helped us maintain our position as a financially strong institution that provides top-quality care,” said Dr. Adhi Sharma, president of Mount Sinai South Nassau. “His operational skills and straightforward manner will help guide us as we continue to expand services for our patients.”
Pohlman succeeds Bill Allison, who retired after 50 years as a health care leader, serving in top administrative hospital positions on Long Island and in Brooklyn.
Pohlman joined Mount Sinai South Nassau in 2019 as chief financial and senior vice president for finance. In addition to the financial management of the hospital and its financial reporting and related internal controls, he will be responsible for directing the overall operations of the hospital as well as the development of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s strategic planning process.
Pohlman came to Mount Sinai South Nassau from Catholic Health Services’ St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, New York, where he had been chief operating officer since 2018. Between 2007 and 2011, Pohlman was a regional vice president of finance for Catholic Health Services, coordinating the financial operations of three acute-care hospitals and two skilled nursing facilities.
Since the partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System was announced in December 2018, Long has been a catalyst of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s clinical integration process.
As chief clinical integration officer, Long — who joined Mount Sinai South Nassau in 2015 — will continue to oversee service line strategic planning, program expansions, volume growth, and help with the hospital’s ongoing integration with the health system and its other member hospitals.
He will also oversee the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of administrative services and departments as the hospital’s senior vice president for administration.