NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel Honored for Management Excellence

Jun 24, 2015


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NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel has been honored with the Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award from Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY). The winners were announced Wednesday, June 17, during a gala event at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.

The Senior Level honor recognizes ACHE affiliates experienced in the field who have significantly contributed to the advancement of healthcare management excellence. Awardees are chosen based on leadership ability, innovation and creativity in management and for developing their organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community.

Over the 28 years that Federspiel has been president of the hospital, he has driven its growth from a locally known community hospital to a state-of-the-art facility delivering an unsurpassed quality of care with national recognition, including Magnet designation and awards for patient satisfaction.

"We congratulate John on receiving this well-deserved honor," said Dr. Laura L. Forese, president of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, which the hospital joined earlier this year. "John's leadership is a force behind elevating the patient experience at NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital to such a high level. This award affirms that he is a superb manager, and that the hospital he runs is a wonderful place to get well."

"I am grateful and honored to have been chosen for the Regent's Award," Federspiel said. "Everything we do in NYP/Hudson Valley Hospital is meant to improve the patient experience. Receiving this award is another sign that we continue to get better at fulfilling our mission."

During Federspiel's tenure, the hospital's budget increased nine-fold and the medical staff tripled. He oversaw several expansions including a $27 million addition in 1995 that brought a new emergency room, operating and laboratory space; and a $100 million renovation in 2010 that included a four-story, 84-bed patient tower with all private rooms.

The improvements and expansions have given the hospital services that are unique in the region, including the no-wait emergency room. Additionally, the hospital is home to the Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen, where cancer, heart-disease and diabetes patients – as well as middle and high school students and the community – learn about healthy eating.

"We plan to continue growing and improving," Federspiel said. "As happy as I am to receive this honor, it is not an end. We strive to exceed expectations by providing our patients with the very best healthcare and that means we will never stop improving."

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Founded in 1889 by the Helping Hand Association, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, located in Cortlandt Manor, New York, serves residents of the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. The 128-bed facility provides a wide range of ambulatory care and inpatient services, with 350 physicians on staff in 43 specialties. The hospital is home to the region's only state-of-the-art, 24-hour "no wait" emergency department, which sees more than 39,000 visits per year. As the first in the region to achieve Magnet status in recognition of the commitment to excellence, nursing innovation and outstanding quality treatment, the hospital continues to lead the way in ensuring exceptional patient care. In 2011, the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center opened, offering the first comprehensive cancer center in the area, combining infusion, radiation therapy and support services all under one roof. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital has received a string of national awards for patient and employee satisfaction as well as clinical excellence, including the 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey for scoring higher than 95 percent of hospitals in the country in key quality metrics. For more information, visit or call 914-737-9000.