Hospital Names New Chief Nursing Officer

 Huntington Hospital has appointed Marie Mulligan as chief nursing officer.

Northwell Health said that she would play a key role in overseeing all inpatient and outpatient nursing staff. She will be accountable for approximately 1,100 employees who achieved Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence.

She succeeds Susan Knoepffler.

“Huntington Hospital has an outstanding level of nursing excellence and services, and we are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Mulligan’s caliber join our executive staff,” said Nick Fitterman, MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “We are confident she will step into the CNO role and contribute immensely in our continued journey to excellence.”

Before joining Huntington Hospital, Mulligan was vice president for nursing services and chief nursing officer at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and served in other executive leadership roles within the hospital for the past 29 years.

Mather obtained three ANCC Magnet designations and achieved the first national accredited nurse resident program in New York State, the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award and Beacon Gold Award for critical care. Before serving at Mather, Mulligan worked at Winthrop Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center.

“I look forward to working with Huntington Hospital’s healthcare team to provide Huntington and its surrounding communities the best care possible,” said Dr. Mulligan. “Huntington Hospital’s impeccable reputation and achievements made my decision to take the position an easy one, and this position creates an exciting opportunity and challenge for me that I can’t wait to take on.”

A Dix Hills resident for over 30 years, Mulligan received an associate degree in nursing from Kingsborough Community College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and a PhD in Nursing from Adelphi University.

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