Lori Strauss to Join Stony Brook Medicine as New Chief Compliance Officer
STONY BROOK, NY, APRIL 18, 2016 – After a national search, Lori Strauss, Chief Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer, University of Virginia Health System, has been selected as the next Chief Compliance Officer of Stony Brook Medicine, effective May 2, 2016, announced Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Kenneth Kaushansky, MD.
As the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of Stony Brook Medicine, Strauss will be the senior executive who provides leadership for compliance activities in all phases of clinical and health system operations, supporting the mission and strategic goals of Stony Brook Medicine. In this role, Strauss will be a strategic member of a collaborative, dynamic leadership team committed to the growth, expansion and success of Stony Brook Medicine and the Health Science Campus.
“Over the past five years we have moved to better align services and missions within Stony Brook Medicine,” said Kaushansky. “The creation of a Chief Compliance Office that spans the Stony Brook Medicine enterprise epitomizes that very effort.”
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Strauss will oversee compliance operations and work directly with the leadership of the Stony Brook University Hospital, Clinical Practice Management Plan (CPMP), the various schools within the health sciences, and the affiliate institutions and physician groups in the network being developed by Stony Brook Medicine. She will also work closely with colleagues in the university and SUNY in ensuring optimal compliance processes and operations.
A native of Pennsylvania, Strauss comes to Stony Brook from the University of Virginia, where she has served as the Chief Corporate Compliance and Privacy Officer for the University of Virginia Health System. She began her career as a staff nurse on medical-surgical and intensive care units in Utah and Pennsylvania, having received her BSN from Pennsylvania State University. After earning her Master of Science in Health Administration, Strauss moved on to the University of Virginia where she held a series of positions of increasing responsibility before assuming her role as leader for the overall system in 2009. She is certified in a broad range of areas related to compliance and is nationally recognized for her work, including serving on the board of directors for national organizations in compliance and coding.
Strauss comes to Stony Brook at a time when issues associated with compliance are assuming ever greater importance in the operations and strategy of health systems. It is anticipated that she will further expand the size and sophistication of this function, building upon the excellent staff who have served us well.
Strauss will replace Eileen Denzel and John Ruth, interim Chief Compliance Officers of Stony Brook Medicine, who Kaushansky thanked for their outstanding service during the national search.
About Stony Brook Medicine:
Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing, Social Welfare, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 90 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit www.stonybrookmedicine.edu.