John C. Federspiel is in his 27th year as president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, NY, an atypical 128-bed acute care, not-for-profit facility.
Since he took the helm, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital has grown from a small community hospital to a state-of-the-art facility that rivals much larger institutions in the quality of care it delivers.
In 2010, hospital completed a $100 million renovation including a four-story, 84-bed, all-private patient tower, new, larger, state-of-the-art operating rooms and an expansion of its Emergency Department.
the hospital's Emergency Department was the first no-wait ED in the region. It serves 36,000 patients annually and is the second busiest in Westchester and Putnam counties. It has also been designated a stroke center.
After guiding NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital through a financial turn-around in 1991, Mr. Federspiel was responsible for doubling the square footage of the hospital with the new addition, which included the expanded emergency services department, state-of-the-art surgical suites, including a dedicated ambulatory surgery unit, new laboratories, physical medicine, and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation space. Today, the hospital boasts the Region’s most comprehensive diagnostic imaging department with the fastest and most accurate equipment, including, 3-D mammography, MRI, PET scanning, and 64-slice CT scanning.
In 2011, the Hospital completed the second major expansion project during Federspiel's tenure as CEO – a $12 million Cancer Center and Medical Office Building.
During these years, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital has also distinguished itself with a series of awards and recognitions. In 2013, The hospital was awarded the "Guardian of Excellence" award for patient satisfaction and was named as the first "Baby Friendly" hospital by the World Health Organization and Baby Friendly USA for its advanced maternity and breastfeeing support programs. The Hospital was named as the best place to give birth in Westchester and in April 2011 was recognized by the New York State Health Commissioner for its outstanding breastfeeding support programs. It received national recognition from Press Ganey as one of the best employee satisfaction success stories; and received a Forbes® Enterprise Award for its leadership and innovative ideas. Westchester Magazine also voted the Hospital as one of the best places to work in Westchester! Under his leadership, the hospital earned the coveted Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence in 2007 and again in 2012. The Hospital is the only hospital in the region to attain this "gold" standard in nursing care twice.
Mr. Federspiel has been the recipient of various honors and awards, including recognition from the Arthritis Foundation, Visiting Nurse Association of Westchester, and a variety of area chambers and civic associations.
On a personal note, he has worked diligently for the past 18 years to ensure that needy children have holiday packages to open. As founder of "Santa’s Helpers," he is responsible for helping to purchase gifts for nearly 2,000 Westchester children and their families. He enjoys shopping and wrapping presents for the children.
Mr. Federspiel holds Diplomat Status in the American College of Health Care Executives. He has served on numerous state and county healthcare committees in several capacities over the years, including two terms as chairman of Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NORMET). He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Temple University. He has three sons and resides in Cortlandt Manor, NY.