Northern Westchester names Michael Schwartz chair of board

Northern Westchester Hospital names Michael I. Schwartz Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Michael I. Schwartz has been named Chair of the Board of Trustees of Northern Westchester Hospital. The announcement was made by outgoing Board Chair, Nancy Karch.  
 
“Mr. Schwartz has been a dedicated member of Northern Westchester Hospital’s board since 2013, most recently as the Board’s Vice Co-Chair,” said Ms. Karch. “His expertise in areas that include investment, law and business strengthens the Board and its ability to make critical decisions to address the needs of the community at a time when the health care landscape is especially complex.”
 
Mr. Schwartz is a private investor who was previously a principal and portfolio manager at Taconic Capital Advisors LP, a New York-based hedge fund focused on event driven investing. At Taconic, Mr. Schwartz was primarily responsible for the company’s merger arbitrage portfolio and other equity event-driven investments, including activist investing. He also helped establish and oversee Taconic’s Hong Kong office and Asian investing effort.  
 
Mr. Schwartz spent more than a decade at Taconic after joining the firm as a research associate in February 2004; he became a principal in January 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Schwartz spent four years an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, and securities law.
 
Mr. Schwartz graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history and science from Harvard University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1999.
 
He is a resident of Chappaqua, NY, where he lives with his wife Jodi and their three sons, Ryan, Caden, and Jesse.  In his spare time, Michael is an avid golfer. 
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About Northern Westchester Hospital:
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), a member of Northwell Health, provides quality, patient-centered care that is close to home through a unique combination of medical expertise, leading-edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 650 highly-skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment. NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high-quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For more information, please visit www.nwhc.net and connect with us on Facebook.
 
About Northwell Health:
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 63,500 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.
 
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Gretchen Mullin
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