North Shore’s Derek Anderson to run Westchester hospital

North Shore’s Derek Anderson to run Westchester hospital
Derek Anderson will leave North Shore University Hospital after Labor Day. (Photo by Teri West)


Derek Anderson, North Shore University Hospital’s associate executive director, is heading off to become the new executive director of another hospital in the Northwell Health network.

He will depart from Manhasset’s hospital after Labor Day for Northern Westchester Hospital and will assume the role retiring President Joel Seligman has held for almost two decades, Northwell officials said.

Northwell has not yet selected a new associate executive director for North Shore University Hospital but will begin an executive search in the next few weeks, Northwell spokesman Jason Molinet said.

“We congratulate Mr. Anderson on his appointment and thank Mr. Seligman for his decades of strong leadership, commitment and many successes,” said Michael Schwartz, Northern Westchester Hospital Board of Trustees chairman. “These are both extraordinary leaders, and the entire Northern Westchester Hospital community can look forward to a smooth transition and the continued provision of sophisticated, high quality healthcare in our community at this outstanding hospital.”

Anderson, 36, has been associate executive director since 2016 but has worked at the hospital since 2010, originally as an administration project manager. He was promoted to roles as a director and then senior director of operations.

His role as associate executive director has included leadership on a new surgical pavilion that the Town of North Hempstead board approved in March, though litigation with Greentree, an estate that neighbors the hospital and opposes the current proposal, is ongoing.

Seligman has worked at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco since 2001 and announced his upcoming retirement in January.

“Northern Westchester Hospital represents an incredible brand in the community and pillar of quality and customer service to its patients,” said Anderson in a news release. “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to join the team at Northern Westchester Hospital.”

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