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Glen Cove Hospital Appoints New Head

Glen Cove resident has worked at the hospital for more than three decades.

Glen Cove Hospital has a new person in charge, the North Shore LIJ Health System announced Thusday.

Susan Kwiatek, who was the hospital's associate executive director of patient care services, will succeed Dennis Connors as executive director.

Connors leaves after eight years at the helm to take the position of deputy executive director at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, North Shore LIJ's flagship facility.

Connors will continue to serve as the hospital system's chief service excellence officer, sharing best practices throughout the system which have been credited with making Glen Cove Hospital a .

Susan Kwiatek first arrived at Glen Cove Hospital in 1980 as a nursing assistant. She went on to fill a number of nursing and management roles, eventually heading the Medical Unit and Rehabilitation. She was director of inpatient medical services before a 2001 promotion to chief nursing officer and associate executive director.

As executive director, Kwiatek is responsible for the "overall quality of patient care at the hospital, as well as performance improvement, service excellence, hospital policies and standards, regulatory compliance, staff recruitment and retention, and budgets," according to a press release.

MCM September 16, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Dennis' shoes are hard to fill, but they couldn't have picked a better person to succeed him as Director! Sue Kwiatek has always been a knowledgeable, caring, confident and fair woman with a heart of gold and a great sense of humor. She has been dedicated to serving our community since 1980, earning the love and respect of her patients, peers & coworkers. She knows every nook and cranny in that hospital as well as all the personnel. She will be great for morale and maintaining the outstanding level of service Glen Cove Hospital is famous for. You GO, Susan! You're a star! And congratulations on your PhD!

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