Staten Island University Hospital
In 2013, Donna Proske became the first female executive director of Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH). She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 714-bed teaching facility.
With more than 30 years of service, Ms. Proske began her career at SIUH as an RN and held numerous positions there including chief nurse executive, chief operating officer, executive vice president, senior vice president of operations and senior vice president for nursing.
She is a recipient of Northwell’s Nursing Leadership Award and Women in Healthcare Award, the Visiting Nursing Association’s Smith Stanley Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Honor’s Society, Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Mu Chapter at Wagner College and the Reali Foundation’s Heart of a Champion Award. She also received the 2014 Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s Woman of the Year Award and Top Woman in Business Award from Shneps Communications.
Ms. Proske played a major role in establishing The Jerome L. Finkelstein, MD, Regional Burn Center in 1998 and SIUH’s cardiac surgery program in 2001. She was also integral to opening the Elizabeth A. Connelly Emergency and Trauma Center, the Regina M. McGinn, MD, Education Center, the Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at SIUH North and the ECHO Pediatric Emergency Room at SIUH South.
Ms. Proske has a BSN from Wagner College, an MSN from Rutgers University and a postgraduate certificate in nursing administration from Villanova. She completed the Healthcare Executive Fellowship in Management at Northwestern University, and her professional memberships include the American Organization of Nurse Executives and New York State Nurses Association.