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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2011
Contact: Carolann Martines

Associate Writer

(516) 663-2234

cmartines@winthrop.org


JOSEPH GRECO, MD, APPOINTED CHAIR OF THE MEDICAL STAFF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL



Joseph Greco, MD, Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Winthrop-University Hospital and the Hospital’s Patient Safety Officer, has been appointed Chair of the Hospital’s Medical Staff Quality Improvement Advisory Committee. In this role, Dr. Greco will work closely with Michael Ammazzalorso, MD, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer, and John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop, to ensure the continued success of the Hospital’s Performance Improvement program.

Dr. Greco joined the faculty at Winthrop in 1991 as Attending Anesthesiologist and was promoted to Vice Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology in 1997 and Chairman in 2001.

In addition to the leadership responsibilities as Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Dr. Greco has played a key role in driving Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives at Winthrop. As Patient Safety Officer and Chairman of the Patient Safety committee, he has been a driving force in bringing many patient safety initiatives to Winthrop long before they became standards in the medical community.

“Dr. Greco has been an active participant in a wide range of quality improvement and patient safety projects,” said John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital. “I look forward to his expanded leadership in this challenging and dynamic area.”

Dr. Greco earned his Medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. His postgraduate training included an internship in internal medicine and a residency in anesthesiology at Mount Sinai, where he served as Chief Resident for Anesthesiology. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesia, the New York Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.

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