AMITYVILLE, NY -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced that Patricia A. Porter has been appointed executive director of The Long Island Home, operator of South Oaks Hospital and Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, effective immediately. She succeeds President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Detor, who is retiring on Jan. 2.
“Patricia Porter’s leadership, dedication and overall knowledge of The Long Island Home and the healthcare landscape have uniquely prepared her to be an outstanding executive director,” said Mr. Detor, who has served as The Long Island Home’s president and CEO since 2000. “Under her leadership, I am confident The Long Island Home will continue to successfully integrate into the North Shore-LIJ Health System in an a seamless and effective manner.”
Ms. Porter has spent more than 35 years in the healthcare industry and has been at The Long Island Home since l996. In 2003, she was named chief financial officer (CFO) and continued to serve in that position when she was appointed chief operating officer (COO) in 2007. As COO, she is responsible for overall operations with direct oversight encompassing engineering, environmental services, finance, information technology, security, corporate administration, community relations and performance improvement. Prior to becoming CFO, she was chief administrative officer. Before that, she held a series of senior administrative and financial positions in Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.
“I have learned a great deal from Bob Detor during my tenure at The Long Island Home,” said Ms. Porter. “I welcome the opportunity to succeed him and look forward to continuing our focus on excellent patient care and strong partnerships within the communities we serve.”
Under Mr. Detor’s leadership, The Long Island Home has evolved into one of the region's leading providers of behavioral health and long-term care. “Since joining North Shore-LIJ in 2012, South Oaks and Broadlawn Manor have integrated seamlessly into the health system, thanks to Bob’s extraordinary leadership,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. “Bob has enjoyed an amazingly successful career in healthcare and we wish him well in his retirement. We are fortunate to be able to fill his shoes with an executive as seasoned as Pat Porter.”
The Long Island Home in Amityville, NY, is a member of the North Shore –LIJ Health System since 2012 and is the operator of South Oaks Hospital, a 233-licensed bed behavioral health hospital, and Broadlawn Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 320-bed skilled nursing facility.