Mary Curran, RN

Mary Curran, RN

Associate Executive Director, Patient Care Services
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

Chief Nursing Officer
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

As associate executive director and chief nursing officer, Mary Curran, RN, is responsible for the daily nursing, and food and nutrition operations at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills

From 2012-2015, Dr. Curran served as LIJ Medical Center’s director of patient care services and Magnet Program director, where she managed more than 310 full-time employees at the facility in New Hyde Park. She oversaw a $21 million budget that spanned the Respiratory Care Unit, three medical units, inpatient oncology unit, and the inpatient acute dialysis and outpatient Pediatric Dialysis units. Among her many achievements, including leading initiatives around patient safety and reducing infections, Dr. Curran’s work contributed to the hospital receiving Magnet designation — the gold standard of nursing.

Previously, Dr. Curran was assistant director of education at LIJ, where she oversaw the nursing education department’s operations. She began her career as a clinical nurse at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Dr. Curran has been published in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, worked as an adjunct professor in Walden University’s MSN program and has presented her work across the country. She has bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Molloy College and marketing from St. John’s University, and a master’s in nursing and an EdD from Walden University.