Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Jerrold Hirsch is senior vice president, Strategic Planning for Northwell Health.
Dr. Hirsch joined Northwell Health in 1991 as planning director, responsible for developing hospital and other business unit strategic plans throughout the then evolving health system. In his current role, he is responsible for ensuring Northwell’s smart growth strategy, leading strategic and program planning activities for the hospitals, long term care facilities and other strategic business units.
A recognized leader, educator and healthcare policy expert, Dr. Hirsch teaches strategic planning to evolving management and clinical leaders at Northwell Health’s Center for Learning and Innovation. As an adjunct assistant professor at Hofstra University, he teaches Healthcare Policy, Legislation and Analysis in the graduate programs in Healthcare Administration and Public Health. Dr. Hirsch is an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health at the Zucker School of Medicine. He is a preceptor for the Northwell Administrative Fellowship program since its inception more than 10 years ago, and is a preceptor for the Physician Administrative Fellowship program.
Dr. Hirsch has over 30 years of healthcare experience providing strategic planning and strategy development for service lines and hospitals. Previous positions held include directing regional health planning activities for the health systems agencies on Long Island and New York City. He has also held a position as a market research manager for a consumer goods company.
Dr. Hirsch received his Ph.D. and master’s in applied research and program evaluation in psychology from Hofstra University. He has presented nationally on the best practices in strategic planning and program development and has served as president of the New York Society for Health Planning.