Wayne Osten Named VP for System Development at NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System

Mar 1, 2005


The former director of the New York State Department of Health's Office of Health Systems, Wayne M. Osten, has been appointed Vice President of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System for System Development.

"Wayne Osten has always distinguished himself through his commitment to advancing the health care status of New Yorkers and his tireless efforts to assist New York State hospitals and health care institutions in their mission to continuously improve access to quality care," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

"Many of us have had the privilege of working closely and collaboratively with Wayne in his previous role, and we are sure to benefit from his extraordinary depth and breath of expertise here at NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System," says Dr. Arthur A. Klein, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

In his new role, Mr. Osten will help foster the development evolution of the Healthcare System. He will also identify and create opportunities for the System's expanded operational and academic role in health policy education and research.

"The New York Presbyterian Healthcare System has a well deserved reputation for providing the highest quality medical care and meeting the vital health care needs of the many communities served by the System. I am honored to be joining this effort and look forward to working with all System members to help them maintain their high standards and meet any challenges as they arise," says Mr. Osten.

Mr. Osten received a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the State University of New York, Albany, in 1973. Subsequently, he worked thirty years for New York State in roles, including Assistant Director of Health Care Surveillance and Director of the Bureau of Hospital Services – both for the Office of Health Systems Management.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital – based in New York City – is the largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital in the country, with 2,397 beds. It provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory, and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, The Allen Pavilion, and The Westchester Division. One of the largest and most comprehensive health-care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service. It consistently ranks as one of the top hospitals in the country in U.S.News & World Report's guide to "America's Best Hospitals," in New York magazine's "Best Doctors" issue, in Solucient's top 15 major teaching hospitals, and in many other leading surveys. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the country's leading medical colleges: Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System – which includes acute-care and community hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory sites, and specialty institutes – is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective, and conveniently accessible care to communities throughout the tri-state metropolitan region. The System serves one in four patients in the New York metropolitan area.