Daniel Messina, PhD, FACHE


Richmond University Medical Center

Daniel J. Messina is president/CEO of Richmond University Medical Center, a role he assumed in April 2014. Dr. Messina is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience. During his tenure as president/CEO of Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Messina has continued the expansion of the medical center’s primary and behavioral care networks and the integration of those services. The medical center formed an accountable care organization and was instrumental in the development of the Staten Island Performing Provider System, among other accomplishments.

Prior to joining Richmond University Medical Center, Dr. Messina served as vice president of operations at Hackensack University Medical Center. He then went on to become the system COO of CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, N.J., for 13 years. Dr. Messina received his Associate in Science degree in liberal arts and sciences, a Bachelor of Science degree in health science from Long Island University-Brooklyn, his Master of Public Administration degree in healthcare administration from Long Island University-CW Post, and his doctorate in health sciences at Seton Hall University. He is a former Regent for ACHE and former president of the ACHE of New Jersey chapter. He is an adjunct professor at several local universities and has received numerous awards from local and statewide organizations. He currently serves on the boards of trustees for Greater New York Hospital Association, Health Care Association of New York State, the American Hospital Association Region II and the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation. Dr. Messina is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Lessons Learned in a COVID-19 NYC Hot Spot Hospital: The Richmond University Medical Center Experience

Presented by Daniel Messina, PhD, FACHE, Margaret Pastuszko, Richard J. Salhany, FACHE, Rosemarie Stazzone at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 26th.

This session will cover the three phases the Richmond University Medical Center experienced during the COVID-19 surge in New York City. In phase 1, hospital executives began to adjust to rapidly respond to an increase in virus cases, setting up an incident command and a visitor policy, realizing facility limitations and opportunities, relocating ambulatory infusion,…