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Margaret Pastuszko

Executive Vice President/COO/Chief Strategy Officer

Mount Sinai Health System

As executive vice president/COO/chief strategy officer, Margaret Pastuszko oversees operations and strategic planning for the Mount Sinai Health System. She began her career at Mount Sinai in 2001 as associate dean of operations for the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During her tenure in that position, Ms. Pastuszko introduced the initial versions of analytical measures of performance currently in use across the school. As she transitioned to the role of vice president for business planning at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Ms. Pastuszko developed and implemented analytical and integrated institutionwide decision support. As the economics of healthcare shift from growth mode to achievement of efficiencies and value creation, Ms. Pastuszko will lead Mount Sinai’s commitment to performance and process improvement, and the identification of opportunities for investment and resource optimization.

Previously, as a divisional administrator/practice manager of internal medicine at Temple University Hospital, Ms. Pastuszko was on the front lines of providing excellence in care. In the infancy of capitation reimbursement methodologies, her focus was on management of capitated payment, reduction of overutilized services, high practice efficiencies, and revenue cycle. After obtaining a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School with a major in healthcare management and economics, Ms. Pastuszko became a consultant with APM Management Consultants and, later, with CSC Healthcare Consulting, with a focus in strategic planning, before joining Mount Sinai. She received her Bachelor of Economics degree with a concentration in multinational management and international finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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,…