John F. Collins is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Winthrop-University Hospital.
2016 Adelphi President’s Gala Honoree
John F. Collins is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Winthrop-University Hospital.
With over 39 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Mr. Collins has had an illustrious career at some of the leading healthcare institutions on Long Island. An expert on healthcare policy and funding who is often invited to speak to his peers on such topics, Mr. Collins has been actively involved with several healthcare organizations to shape and improve quality healthcare in our region. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater New York Hospital Association, where he is chair of the Investment Committee. In addition, he is an active member of the Region 2 Planning Council of the American Hospital Association.
Mr. Collins is a past-president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Metropolitan New York Chapter, and is a past-chairman of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Committee on Finance. On several occasions, he has been honored with awards from the HFMA, and in 2013, was among eight men honored by Networking Magazine with a prestigious David Award for performing generous and unselfish acts for the greater good.
At Winthrop-University hospital, Mr. Collins has been an integral member of the Winthrop leadership team for 19 years, working closely with members of the Hospital’s Board of Directors, medical staff and senior administration to provide expert management of all aspects of the Hospital’s operations. Under his leadership, Winthrop’s revenue has doubled in size to $1.3 billion over the past decade. In addition, Winthrop became the first hospital on Long Island to qualify for a financial incentive for the meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology to achieve its health and efficiency goals, and was recognized in the first-ever edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings for 10 high performing specialties. Also since becoming president and CEO, Mr. Collins has overseen the acquisition of 72 practices, involving 520 employed physicians and 140 physical locations from Shelter Island to Manhattan.
Mr. Collins joined Winthrop in 1997 as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). In 2007, he was promoted to chief operating officer (COO) and CFO, and was later appointed Executive Vice President of Winthrop—a role that he assumed as he continued in the capacity of the Hospital’s COO. In 2009, the Board of Directors named him president and CEO. Prior to his tenure at Winthrop, Mr. Collins served as CFO at South Nassau Communities Hospital.
Mr. Collins earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Queens College and became a certified public accountant (CPA) in 1982.
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