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Ralph Civello, RN, wearing a grey suit and blue tie
Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Southside Hospital

Ralph Civello, RN, is a proven leader with more than 35 years of health care experience, focused on driving quality initiatives, nursing engagement and research.

Currently, Mr. Civello is associate executive director and chief nursing officer at Southside Hospital, where he manages nearly 700 full-time employees and oversees the pharmacy, physical therapy, orthopedics, respiratory therapy and nursing departments. 

Previously, he served in the same role at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, as well as various roles with progressive responsibilities at hospitals in New York City, including nurse manager, assistant director of nursing, director of nursing and hospital administrator. 

Mr. Civello holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College and a master’s in nursing administration from the California College of Health Sciences. He earned a certificate in executive education in management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and he is enrolled in Harvard Business School’s Executive Program in Management.