Staten Island University Hospital appoints two Deputy CEOs as services expand


STATEN ISLAND, NY – Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) has announced the appointment of Bartholomew Cambria and Meagan Sills as Deputy Executive Directors of SIUH.

The appointments come as outgoing SIUH Deputy Executive Director Dina Wong has taken on a leadership role at Northwell Health Lenox Hill Greenwich Village in Manhattan as the new Executive Director.

“Dina has been an incredible partner and has helped reshape the culture of this institution and her leadership has enabled our team to provide exceptional care to this community,” explained Dr Brahim Ardolic, current Executive Director of SIUH.

During his tenure, Wong oversaw SIUH’s capital planning and budget management and transformed employee engagement, and supported SIUH’s response and recovery efforts through all phases of the COVID-pandemic. 19. Wong also helped lead SIUH through the waves of highest patient cases in New York City.

Regarding these new appointments, Dr Ardolic said they are critical to the next phase of the hospital’s strategic plan. “We are in a very unique position, and after a lot of heavy transport and responding to the pandemic, our investment projects are taking shape.”

In 2018, the hospital inaugurated a new storm resilience project and a center for women and newborns. SIU Prince’s Bay Emergency Department.


Meagan Sills began her career at SIUH in 2009 as Coordinator of Higher Medical Education (GME) where she provided administrative and financial oversight of all GME programs. Working with heads of clinical departments, Sills has successfully improved SIUH’s medical education programs by developing outcome measures, policies and audit procedures.

In 2013, Sills was promoted to Executive Director of Research where she continued to work with the directors of clinical departments at the hospital as well as the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell to develop, implement and oversee the portfolio. expanded clinical trials and research protocols. Through these roles, Meagan has extensive experience in compliance and regulatory agencies.

Sills’ successful research leadership saw her be appointed Senior Administrative Director in 2018, where she was responsible for the operational oversight of SIUH’s Prince’s Bay campus, an integral part of SIUH’s growth plan. In this role, Sills has partnered with stakeholders to support the transfer of the Total Joint Program from the northern location to Prince’s Bay with additional concierge service for all surgical and procedural patients.

Sills completed the Executive MBA program from Wagner College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University. She completed the Northwell Six Sigma program and led the Readmission Reduction Initiative. She is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and has participated in Northwell’s LeadNEXT program for executive leadership.

Promoted to Associate Executive Director of Hospital Operations in 2020, Sills was responsible for facilities, clinical engineering, clinical research, surgery and expanded operational oversight of the new Prince’s Bay campus. Additionally, she recently began leading the hospital’s restructured emergency management and security team.

As Deputy Executive Director, Sills will continue to successfully execute strategic plans across the organization and lead SIUH in its next phase of local projects and capital.


Bart Cambria has been with SIUH since November 1994 when he joined the hospital as a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department. In 2006 he was appointed Assistant to the Chief Physician and in the following years Cambria demonstrated leadership potential that took him to the roles of Director of Clinical Operations, Director of the Medical Assistant Training Program. and director of clinical operations.

In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Director of Patient / Client Experience and Cultural Leader. In addition to her responsibilities, Cambria managed hospital logistics, bed management, transportation, and volunteer / spiritual services. He also served as Incident Commander during the COVID-19 pandemic and was selected as an executive administrator on-site to establish a field hospital at the South Beach Psychiatric Center, which helped overcome two outbreaks of COVID in one of the hardest hit boroughs in New York. City.

He has been nominated four times as a team member for the President’s Award for Innovation from Northwell Health.

Cambria holds an MBA from the Lenox Hill program at Hofstra University. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wagner College and graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Bailey Seton Hospital. True to its enthusiastic and pioneering spirit, Cambria has been involved in research and has published several peer-reviewed journal articles covering topics ranging from clinical improvements to patient experience.

His desire to provide high quality care and improve outcomes prompted him to become a Six Sigma Black Belt Certified for Northwell Health. He carried out a Six Sigma project on improving the patient experience in the emergency waiting unit and Lean projects on reducing the length of stay for patients suffering from heart attack, hip fracture and stroke. In addition, he successfully completed the workflow redesign in pre-surgical testing and endoscopy.

As AED of hospital operations, Bart was responsible for clinical operations of the emergency department, radiology, laboratory / pathology services, anesthesia and advanced care providers. He also co-led the new SIUH change management division alongside Dr Joseph Basile.

In conclusion, Dr Ardolic said, “These appointments are necessary to strengthen oversight and leadership of our new and existing facilities and to continue our mission to expand care on Staten Island and we are excited for the future. “


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