Catholic Health named Susan Knoepffler, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, chief nursing officer of Good Samaritan University Hospital.
She will oversee all nursing patient care services of this 437-bed, not-for-profit hospital in West Islip. Good Samaritan is the flagship and tertiary care hub for Catholic Health in Suffolk County, providing premier services that include The Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island, a Verified Level 2 Adult & Pediatric Trauma Center, and the St. Francis Heart Center and Catholic Health Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan. The hospital recently broke ground on its upcoming Patient Care Pavilion, which will feature a new emergency department, replacement operating rooms and private patient rooms.
Ms. Knoepffler previously served as Huntington Hospital’s vice president & chief nursing officer for the last 11 years and senior administrative director of patient care services at Long Island Jewish Medical Center prior.
Knoepffler is an industry veteran, whose experience has also encompassed positions at St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® in Roslyn, also a member of Catholic Health, and North Shore University Hospital. She holds ANCC Certification as a nurse executive, a master’s in public health administration from Long Island University, C.W. Post and a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Delaware.
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Catholic Health is an integrated system encompassing some of the region’s finest health and human services agencies. The health system has nearly 17,400 employees, 6 acute care hospitals, 3 nursing homes, a home nursing service, hospice and a network of physician practices.