Daniel Blum Assumes Role As President of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center

SLEEPY HOLLOW, New York --  Daniel Blum has officially assumed the role of President 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 as President of Phelps, Daniel Blum's exceptional knowledge and experience will ensure the hospital’s continuing success as we transition to become a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System,” said Richard Sinni, chairman of the Phelps Board. As Senior Vice President, he 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.  Daniel also serves as collaborating administrative executive on Phelps’ Graduate Medical Education Committee and Chairman of the board of the hospital’s child care center.

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

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.

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 238-bed acute care community hospital in Sleepy Hollow with more than 1,700 employees and 500 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties. Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology.  www.phelpshospital.org

 Phelps' multispecialty medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, has 14 practice locations on campus and in the surrounding communities. www.phelpsmedicalassociates.org

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