Donna Proske, RN, MS
Staten Island University Hospital
Ms. Proske has day-to-day administrative oversight of Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), North and South. Previously, as SIUH’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2007, she simultaneously served as the hospitals’ chief nurse executive.
Ms. Proske has more than 30 years of service at SIUH, beginning with her employment as a staff registered nurse. For eight years, she headed the intensive care unit and was clinical nurse specialist in critical care. She held a series of positions with increasing administrative responsibility, and played a major role in establishing the hospital’s burn unit in 1998 and open heart unit in 2001.
Ms. Proske has helped shape healthcare on Staten Island through her work as a member of the Performance Improvement Coordinating Group and the Strategic Planning Committee to promote sound healthcare policies.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wagner College, Staten Island, NY; a Master of Science degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; and a post-graduate certificate in nursing administration from Villanova University, Villanova, PA. She also completed a healthcare executive fellowship in management from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.