During his tenure as president and CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital, Joel Seligman has focused on providing clinical excellence, improving quality and expanding community outreach.
Under his leadership, Northern Westchester opened a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an Interventional Radiology Suite, two operating rooms, a Breast Institute and a Women’s Imaging Center. The hospital also opened a Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center in 2005, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department in 2011 and a parking garage in 2012. In March 2016, Northern Westchester opened a Surgical Suite with six state-of-the-art Operating Rooms and 14 Pre- and Post-Ambulatory Care patient rooms.
Prestigious accolades have followed. Northern Westchester was selected as one of the first five Planetree designated — the highest level of achievement for patient-centered care — hospitals in the country in 2007. In 2010 and again in 2013, the hospital was redesignated as Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital with Distinction. After receiving Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center — the gold standard for nursing — Northern Westchester became the only hospital in the nation to have Magnet designation and Planetree designation with distinction.
Mr. Seligman has served as state delegate of the Regional Policy Board 2 of the American Hospital Association, chair of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and treasurer of the Board of Governors of the Hospital Association of New York State, a role he currently assumes. He is a former member of the Planetree Board of Directors and is currently on the Advisory Board of Hope’s Door, an organization that seeks to end domestic abuse.
Mr. Seligman was recently selected to the Board of Directors for NonProfit Westchester. He is the 2004 recipient of Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley’s Ellen Wood Health Care Award, the 2005 Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and the 2007 American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year.
Mr. Seligman received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a master’s in business administration and public health from Columbia University.