HLNY’s 12th Annual Cocktails with the Chief

  • January 30, 2019
  • 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • Yale Club- 50 Vanderbilt Ave, NY,NY 10017


This panel will focus on the nuts and bolts of career planning. It will explore steps an individual should take within his or her organization and in the surrounding community to reach the next level in his or her career. The program will begin with brief opening remarks of approximately 10 minutes by the moderator, followed by 15-minute presentations by each of the three panelists. The program will conclude with a 30-minute question- and-answer period.

6:00 – 7:00      Networking reception
7:00 – 8:30      Panel Discussion

1.5 ACHE face to face credits

Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY  10017


Patrick J. Schmincke, MBA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Bon Secours Charity Health System of the WMCHealth Network

Patrick J. Schmincke, MBA, FACHE is a health care management executive with over 24 years of experience in resource management, strategic planning, hospital operations and business development.  While starting out his career as a staff Respiratory Therapist in Philadelphia, Patrick’s consider-it-done approach led his career path to management and ever expanding leadership roles.

He currently serves at Chief Operating Officer for the Bon Secours Charity Health System of the WMCHealth Network. Bon Secours Charity Health System is $600M organization comprised 3400 employees across three acute care hospital campuses including the 286 licensed-bed Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York., 60 licensed-bed St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York and 122 licensed-bed Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York.  

Patrick holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy from Community College of Philadelphia, a Bachelor Degree in Management from Rosemont College, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University Of Connecticut. 

Panelist 1: 

Elizabeth Sellman, MPA
Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital

Elizabeth Sellman is currently part of the Mount Sinai Health System in NYC as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital (MSBI) in downtown Manhattan. In addition to oversight of support services at MSBI, one of her primary roles has been leading the local effort for facility transformation at MSBI. As the hospital prepares for a transition to a smaller facility 2 blocks away, Elizabeth has been a key leader in hospital consolidations, program shifts to other health system hospitals and planning for the new hospital. Partnering with clinical, labor and quality leadership, she is the leader for the operational aspects to an enormously complicated transformation.

Prior to her 4 years at Mount Sinai, Elizabeth spent 17 years in progressive leadership positions  at Northwell Health. She led clinical departments, service lines for the health system and managed hospital operation teams during this time and was responsible for growing and managing many successful programs.

Elizabeth earned her undergraduate degree at University of South Florida and her graduate degree at Long Island University – CW Post.

Panelist 2:

Alina Moran, MPA, FAB
NYC Health + Hospitals/ Metropolitan

Alina Moran, MPA, FAB is the Chief Executive Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Metropolitan. Metropolitan is a 338-bed acute care facility located in East Harlem. The hospital is member of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation, which provides essential services to 1.2 million New Yorkers every year. Ms. Moran is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the hospital, overseeing a $355 million dollar budget and over 2,500 employees.

In August 2018, Ms. Moran was named to the inaugural list of “Notable Women in Health Care” by Crain’s New York Business. The list recognizes leaders who have impacted the greater New York community through their professional, civic and philanthropic achievements, including community service, proven commitment to mentorship, and promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Under Ms. Moran’s leadership, Metropolitan has been recognized for meeting the highest national patient safety standards, and has achieved distinction for high performance in COPD, stroke and heart failure care. Metropolitan has been designated as an accredited breast center, Baby-Friendly hospital, a Safe Sleep Champion for babies, and a LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader. Ms. Moran has acted as a catalyst for increased employee engagement, introducing daily team huddles focused on patient safety and patient experience. She also spearheaded a popular “Met Babies” campaign celebrating hospital staff who were born at Metropolitan as she was. Ms. Moran has also prioritized building partnerships with community partners and strengthening collaborations with local institutions.

Ms. Moran previously served as Chief Financial Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where she oversaw a $570 million dollar revenue budget and 400 employees. In addition, she served as the Project Lead for the hospital’s implementation of EPIC, a leading electronic medical records system. Prior to her time at Elmhurst, she served as the Assistant Vice President of Managed Care, responsible for the negotiation, management and implementation of the public health care system’s 18 managed care contracts valued at $1.3 billion dollars.

Ms. Moran earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College. She is an active leader in her community and was involved in the establishment of the Rhode Island Political Action Committee and Brown University Latino Alumni Council. In addition, Ms. Moran has been honored by the following prestigious national organizations: Pew Civic Entrepreneurship Program (1998), National Urban Fellowship Program (2000), National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Leadership Program (2008), America’s Essential Hospitals Fellows Program (2013) and The Advisory Board Fellowship Program (2016). In 2017, she was selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of New York Medical College.

Born at Metropolitan and raised in the Bronx, Ms. Moran now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Panelist 3:

Dr. Elizabeth Sander
Providence Medical Associates

Elizabeth Sander, M.D. currently serves as the President of Providence Medical Associates, a 200 provider multi-specialty group in Los Angeles, CA affiliated with Providence St. Joseph Health and formed in 2015 by the consolidation of three medical groups. Dr. Sander led the integration of the combined entity and the development of governance and management infrastructure and processes. Currently, she is responsible for strategy and provider growth, culture building and leadership development.

Dr. Sander graduated cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College with a degree in Biology and received her medical degree from Temple University. After completion of her internal medicine residency at Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, she joined Axminster Medical Group in Los Angeles, CA where she gained extensive clinical experience with shared and global risk capitated managed care.  In 2010, Dr. Sander became the President and Medical Director for AMG and was responsible for oversight of group governance, contracting, utilization management, quality management and provider performance until 2015 when AMG became part of Providence Medical Associates.

Dr. Sander is married to her husband of thirty years and has two adult daughters.




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