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SBUH Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

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Dr. Julie Mirkin

STONY BROOK, NY, February 15, 2019–Stony Brook University Hospital has appointed Julie Mirkin, DNP, MA, RN, as the Chief Nursing Officer, effective February 7.

In her new role, Dr. Mirkin will lead the overall clinical and administrative operations and strategy for patient care services. She will also be working closely with Dr. Mark Sands, Chief Medical Officer, in advancing a model of shared nursing and physician leadership to improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Mirkin comes to Stony Brook from NewYork-Presbyterian HealthCare System where she served as Vice President for Care Coordination. As VP, she was responsible for leading and implementing system-wide strategic initiatives in all 10 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals, to promote a collaborative practice model for care coordination/transitions of care. She also implemented evidenced-based standards of practice which improved clinical patient outcomes, patient engagement scores and staff engagement, as well as numerous initiatives that resulted in improved organizational outcomes in length of stay and prevention of readmissions. Prior to that, Dr. Mirkin served as a Senior Consulting Manager for IMA Consulting and was the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Nassau University Medical Center, where she provided leadership and oversight of nursing and all clinical services and redesigned and implemented systems and processes that improved patient outcomes.

“I am excited to be joining the leadership team at Stony Brook University Hospital,” said Dr. Mirkin. “The role of nursing is critical to providing excellence in patient care and significantly impacts hospital operations. I was attracted to Stony Brook because it offers me the opportunity to bring my experience and drive for innovation to a major academic medical center, and to work in a growing hospital and clinical network, along with a nationally accredited School of Nursing.”

“We are pleased to welcome Julie to the Stony Brook University Hospital team. Over the course of her career, she has spearheaded the development and implementation of plans and systems that improve the quality, safety and delivery of patient care,” said Ernest Baptiste, CEO. “She brings a wealth of nursing knowledge and experience that will help to further our mission of delivering world class, compassionate care to our patients.”

Dr. Mirkin currently resides in Hewlett Harbor, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY at Stony Brook, a Master of Arts in Nursing Executive Role from Columbia University and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University. She is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Nurse Executive Fellows Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Stony Brook University Hospital:

Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, SBUH serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Institute, Stony Brook University Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute. SBUH also encompasses Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit


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  • There are some great nurses there, I know unfortunetly from being a patient there in the burn unit at the beginning of the summer. They made a very tough, scary time into a comfortable one.

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