Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital appoints W.P. resident new president

Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital appoints W.P. resident new president

Catholic Health’s Mercy Hospital has named Williston Park’s Joseph Manopella, as its new president.

Manopella will oversee all areas of operations at Mercy Hospital, with a particular focus on clinical service line expansion, strengthening patient experience and leveraging employee engagement.

“Mercy is poised for a new era of growth driven by enhanced services, and Catholic Health is bringing more doctors into its network to expand access to top quality medical and surgical specialties,” said Manopella. “I’m excited to join Catholic Health and Mercy at a time of immense growth and opportunity. I look forward to working alongside the staff and the community to ensure superb health care is all the more accessible to the communities we serve.”

A seasoned administrative executive, Manopella brings more than 25 years of experience in health care leadership. He comes to Mercy from Northwell Health where most recently, he led their Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

There he managed multiple large capital projects while expanding clinical services and enhancing the quality and improving the patient experience.

Prior to that, Manopella served as executive director of LIJ Valley Stream, where he intensified that hospital’s focus on patient-centered care, growth, quality and experience.

“Joe’s years of experience in health care operations brings great strength to Mercy Hospital as we embark on a number of service expansions to benefit its surrounding communities,” said Catholic Health Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Dennis Verzi. “We look forward to working together to deliver more exceptional care to Long Islanders.”

Manopella earned a master of business administration in health care administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science from Stony Brook University. He currently resides in Williston Park with his wife and three children.

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