Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy Bio

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Catholic Health President & CEO Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy is an innovative and inspirational leader who is transforming Catholic Health with an intense focus on quality and performance, while advocating prevention to bend the disease curve. He oversees a mission-driven $3.2 billion health system in Long Island, encompassing six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, home health services, hospice, a network of physician practices and more than 16,000 employees. 
Dr. O’Shaughnessy is passionate about extending Catholic Health’s healing mission to help people live healthier lives. He believes population health management is the solution to many challenges facing health systems nationwide. One of his priorities is addressing social determinants of health with a focus on alleviating food insecurity.
A native Long Islander, Dr. O’Shaughnessy is a former emergency physician and licensed pilot who has built his career applying the concepts of emergency triage and aviation safety to health care clinical operations. He previously served as the health system’s chief medical officer and chief clinical officer. 
Dr. O’Shaughnessy earned his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master’s in business administration from Adelphi University, and a master’s degree in Population Health Management from Thomas Jefferson University.

Recognized as one of Crain’s New York Business’s Notable 2022 Health Care Leaders, Dr. O’Shaughnessy serves on the New York State Long Island Regional Economic Development Council as well as committees for the Healthcare Association of New York State, The Greater New York Hospital Association, Nassau Suffolk Hospital Association, and the New York Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and serves as a board member of the Long Island Association (LIA) where he co-chairs the Health, Education and Non-Profit Committee.

An active member of the American College of Physician Executives, he is board certified in emergency medicine and health care quality and management.