Arthur A. Gianelli
Arthur Gianelli is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the NuHealth System (also called the Nassau Health Care Corporation), a $545 million teaching facility and public safety net provider which operates the Nassau University Medical Center, the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, and one school based clinic. Mr. Gianelli has served in this capacity since June 2006. Previously, Mr. Gianelli served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the NuHealth System, a position he assumed on March 8, 2006.
While attracting national recognition for improving the quality of care at NuHealth, Mr. Gianelli shepherded the organization to profitability for the first time since its inception ten years ago. He has guided NuHealth System through two successful accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission while the medical facility’s Stroke Center and Extended Care Facility garnered high marks from leading health care ratings organizations. Two years after Gianelli took over the helm, Nassau University Medical Center’s inpatient physical rehabilitation service and bariatric surgery program were also recognized for superior performance.
Since taking over as Chief Executive Officer, the NuHealth System has been awarded nearly $80 million in funding from the State of New York for facility modernization, development of an electronic medical record system and debt relief. NuHealth has constructed many new facilities including Family Health Centers in Roosevelt and Hempstead, a Dialysis Center in Uniondale, the Nassau County Firefighters Burn Center and the Zaki Hossain Center for Hypertension, Diabetes and Vascular Medicine. Additionally, three psychiatric units have opened at the Nassau University Medical Center and in early in 2011, Mr. Gianelli has overseen the opening of a new Emergency Room with a new 320-slice CT scanner and the re-opening of many renovated academic facilities. He is responsible for obtaining digital mammography equipment for the Breast Health Center and will soon launch the construction of a new nursing home on the Uniondale campus.
Beyond these projects, Mr. Gianelli has obtained Long Island’s first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) designation for four family health centers NuHealth operates in conjunction with Long Island FQHC. NuHealth is the majority owner of South Ocean Care, Inc., a fifth family center affiliated with the Nassau County network. Mr. Gianelli commenced the redevelopment of 85 acres of NuHealth-owned property and opened a philanthropic organization to raise money. He has focused on providing care to the uninsured and participated in a study on the impact of the economic downturn on health care access.
Mr. Gianelli has been featured in many publications including The New York Times, The Bond Buyer and the Long Island Business Review in which he was named as one of Long Island’s 20 most influential residents. In 2010, he was honored for his support of the Haitian earthquake relief effort and he earned a community service award from Rotacare, Inc., a non-profit organization that brings free health care to people with the most need and the least access to medical attention.
Mr. Gianelli serves on a number of not-for-profit, professional and advocacy organizations including the Long Island Association, the American Hospital Association, the United Hospital Fund’s Health Policy Forum and Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. In addition, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems.
Mr. Gianelli has made presentations and served as keynote speaker at many state, national and college conferences and symposiums. He has served as a presenter at a Congressional briefing organized by the Partnership for Medicaid and has published articles on the impact of state and federal health care reform proposals in national and local newspapers.
Mr. Gianelli graduated in 1991 from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He has earned three post-graduate degrees: a Master of Arts in Political Science from Brown University, a Master in Business Administration from Dowling College and a Masters Degree in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He currently teaches a graduate class in healthcare economics at Hofstra University.
Mr. Gianelli lives in New Hyde Park with his wife, Nassau County District Court Judge Sharon Gianelli and his two children, Cameron and Jessica.