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Good Samaritan Chief Medical Officer Honored by the UJA-Federation of New York

June 15th, 2016

Donald Teplitz, D.O., C.H.C.Q.M., Chief Medical Officer  and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center was recently honored by the UJA-Federation of New York at the organization’s annual event recognizing  Long Island Healthcare Professionals affiliated with Catholic Health Services of Long Island.

The cocktail reception was held May 3, at the Woodbury Jewish Center.

Honorees are selected by their colleagues for the honor said Irwin Gershon, Director of Health Care Professionals for UJA Federation of Long Island. He explained that the first event, held six years ago, honored a St. Francis Hospital physician. They expanded the program to include all the hospitals within the Catholic Health System over the last few years. One physician from each hospital within CHS  is selected.

“It was a great honor for my colleagues, administration at Good Samaritan and Catholic Health services to select me for this leadership award. It was a very memorable evening for my family and myself,” said Dr. Teplitz.

Dr. Teplitz has served in various administrative roles with Catholic Health Services at both Good Samaritan Hospital and Mercy Medical Center since 2000. In his current position, Dr. Teplitz works with the hospital and medical staff to provide safe, effective and comprehensive health care to patients.

He received a B.S. at the University of Miami and his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in North Miami Beach. He completed an internship at Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center in Detroit and his residency in family medicine at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn.

In his prior roles, Dr. Teplitz served as Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer at Good Samaritan Hospital; Director of Family Medicine at Mercy Medical Center; Physician Advisor at both Good Samaritan and Mercy hospitals; a board member of the Office of Professional conduct in New York City; director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway; and Associate Medical Director of GHI Health Insurance in New York City.

He lives with his wife, Hildy, and his two children, Corey and Julie, in Merrick.

UJA Federation of New York is the world’s largest local philanthropy organization, caring for new Yorkers of all backgrounds, connecting people to their Jewish communities and responding to crises around the world. They recognize each health system within the Long Island region annually.