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In the latest step in her long-standing career at Winthrop-University Hospital, Palmira M. Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA, has been named Senior Vice President of the 591-bed major regional healthcare provider in Mineola. Ms. Cataliotti serves in this capacity concurrent with her role as the Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Cataliotti joined the Winthrop Finance team in 1997 as Accounting Manager. As her responsibilities involving the diverse financial obligations of the Hospital continued to expand, Ms. Cataliotti was promoted to Assistant Controller, Controller, and in 2005, Director of Finance for the Hospital. In 2008, Ms. Cataliotti was named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Winthrop, she served as a Senior Accountant at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Ms. Cataliotti earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Degree from Hofstra University in 1990 and became a Certified Public Accountant in New York State in 1994. She is a member and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. Currently, Ms. Cataliotti serves as an officer of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of HFMA and holds the office of Vice President of Education.

Ms. Cataliotti is also a member of various professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Ms. Cataliotti has a deep-rooted history with Winthrop. A native of Mineola, she was born at Winthrop and served as a candy striper at the Hospital as a teen. Ms. Cataliotti currently resides in Roslyn Heights with her husband and two daughters.

Winthrop-University Hospital is a 591-bed teaching hospital that offers a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services in an environment focused on respect, compassion and the dignity of every person. Winthrop holds several prestigious designations including serving as a New York State-designated Regional Trauma Center, a New York State Department of Health-designated Stroke Center and a New York State Regional Perinatal Center. Winthrop has also earned recognition from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for demonstrated excellence in stroke and cardiac care.

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