Huntington Hospital President and CEO Announces Retirement

Kevin F. Lawlor, president and chief executive officer of Huntington Hospital, announced last week that he will retire at the end of this year.  Lawlor has spent the last 25 years at Huntington – nine years as its president and CEO.

 “I have been privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated employees, physicians and volunteers,” Lawlor said.  “My association with this outstanding hospital has been a rewarding experience, and I could not think of a better organization to spend most of my career in healthcare.”

 During his tenure, Huntington Hospital has further raised its reputation as superior health-care destination, particularly in the areas of advanced surgical services, cancer treatment and maternity services.  Lawlor was focused on continuous performance improvement, quality and patient safety, the overall patient experience and financial performance.

 Prior to being named president and CEO at Huntington Hospital, he served as its chief financial officer for 16 years.  He retained that title and also assumed the position of executive vice president in 2001.  In that capacity, Lawlor was responsible for the overall financial management of the hospital as well as numerous other administrative and operational responsibilities.  Lawlor also held financial management positions at Community Hospital of Western Suffolk, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital and the Episcopal Health System.

 Over the next few months, Huntington Hospital’s Board of Directors and the North Shore-LIJ Health System will work together to identify and select a successor to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

   “Huntington Hospital has achieved tremendous success during Kevin's nine years as president and CEO,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore Health System, of which Huntington Hospital is a member.  “Under his leadership, the hospital has evolved into a comprehensive health care facility that delivers the highest quality care to patients across Long Island.”

 “I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone at Huntington [Hospital] for placing their trust in me as their president and CEO over the past decade,” Lawlor added. “Everyone’s unwavering commitment and dedication to delivering excellent health care will enable the hospital to achieve even greater success in the years ahead.”

Established in 1916, Huntington Hospital is a full-service, 408-bed nonprofit hospital serving Huntington Township and surrounding communities.  A member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, Huntington Hospital provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and specialized healthcare services, and strives to improve the health and quality of life for the people and communities it serves by providing world-class service and patient-centered care. Visit

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