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Mercy Medical Center Names Peter Scaminaci Chief Administrative Officer

November 2nd, 2018

Rockville Centre, NY — Mercy Medical Center has named Peter Scaminaci, MBA, MS, executive vice president and chief administrative officer (EVP/CAO) effective November 1, 2018.  Mr. Scaminaci will oversee hospital operations including day-to-day administrative and budgetary initiatives. 

Mr. Scaminaci has more than 20 years of experience providing successful leadership in finance management, strategic corporate planning and operations management. He comes to Mercy from St. Joseph Hospital, where he currently serves as EVP/CAO and will remain in that role. Both hospitals are members of Catholic Health Services (CHS). 

Prior to his CHS leadership positions, Mr. Scaminaci was the senior vice president and executive director at Phoenix House of New York, a national substance use disorder treatment organization.  He also held several hospital leadership positions including associate executive director of clinical and ancillary operations at North Shore University Hospital and assistant vice president of clinical operations at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. 

Mr. Scaminaci holds two masters degrees from St. Joseph’s College, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science with a focus on health care management. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph’s College. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and American Healthcare Radiology Administrators.


About Mercy Medical Center
Celebrating more than 100 years, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, as well as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Mercy is also the recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and consecutive Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. And, in recognition of the value it places on superior nursing care, Mercy has the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Mercy provides comprehensive medical and surgical care and is a leader in minimally-invasive surgery, joint-replacement, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine and neurosurgery, in-patient acute rehabilitation, diagnostic and interventional radiology, maternity and newborn services and women’s health. Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® is a registered trademark of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Used by permission of ASMBS. All rights reserved. 

About St. Joseph Hospital
Located in Bethpage, St. Joseph Hospital is a 203-bed community hospital that provides comprehensive emergency, inpatient, outpatient, critical care and surgical services.  St. Joseph Hospital is proud to hold The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval, signifying full accreditation by the nation’s predominant standards-setting body in health care.  Amongst many quality achievements, St. Joseph is also recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for GOLD quality achievements for both Stroke and AFIB.  In fact, St. Joseph is the first hospital on Long Island to earn the AFIB GOLD Quality Achievement Award.  St. Joseph Hospital is proud to be recognized for its commitment to patient safety and high-quality care.  Winner of Catholic Health Service’s Inaugural Pinnacle Award in 2014 and second place winner both in 2015 and 2016, St. Joseph is also the proud recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety. 

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