Jay Itzkowitz, MD, FACEP, Named Associate Chief Medical Officer of Good Samaritan Hospital
Prior to coming to Good Samaritan, Dr. Itzkowitz was the Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and also served as the Director of the Observation Unit. He continues to work as an emergency medicine physician at Mercy.
Dr. Itzkowitz served as the Physician Advisor for Catholic Health Services where he worked with the Assistant Vice President of Denials Management on reimbursement retrieval from Medicare and commercial insurances. In addition, he served in a similar role at Mercy Medical Center. His other positions included Stroke Co-Director, Director of EMS Education and Outreach and Emergency Medicine Attending.
In his new role at Good Sam, Dr. Itzkowitz hopes to form a collegial relationship with the medical staff and to help the hospital adapt and grow in response to changes in the health care industry. As the Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Itzkowitz hopes to work with the medical staff and all hospital departments to ensure that patient care is of the highest caliber.
“I plan to use the skills I developed as an Emergency Department physician and physician advisor to focus on the quality of care and the utilization of services provided,” he said.
Dr. Itzkowitz anticipates completing an MBA in Business Administration from Adelphi University by June 2017. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Brooklyn College and a Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Downstate at Brooklyn. He was a resident in Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Resident Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
He and his wife live in West Hempstead with their three teen-aged children.