Daniel Blum Appointed Phelps President and CEO

Daniel Blum has officially assumed the role of President and CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, following the resignation of Keith Safian, who led the hospital for 25 years. From 2009 until assuming his new role, Mr. Blum served as Phelps’ Senior Vice President. 

“We believe that Daniel Blum’s exceptional knowledge and experience will ensure Phelps’ continuing success as we transition to become a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System,” said Richard J. Sinni, Chair of the Phelps Board. 

While he was Senior Vice President, Mr. Blum developed Phelps Medical Associates, the hospital’s multi-specialty medical group, and was responsible for implementing the hospital’s strategic plans and overseeing its clinical and ancillary services.  He serves as collaborating administrative executive on Phelps’ Graduate Medical Education Committee and Chairman of the Board of Robin’s Nest, the hospital’s child care center.

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Prior to joining Phelps, Mr. Blum was Senior Vice President of White Plains Hospital Center, Vice President of Operations of the Stellaris Health Network, and Operations Manager at
St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. He began his healthcare career as a paramedic and paramedic instructor in New York City and worked at several New York City hospitals in clinical and administrative capacities.

Mr. Blum holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in healthcare administration, both from New York University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Medical Group Management Association. Mr. Blum is also Chairman of the NYS Department of Health Emergency Medical Advisory Council.

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