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Chairman of Emergency Medicine Appointed at Lenox Hill Hospital

February 25, 2008

Dr. FemiaRobert J. Femia, MD, MBA, FACEP has been named to the newly created position of Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, effective February 25. The appointment was announced by Gladys George, President and CEO of Lenox Hill Hospital.

“Dr. Femia’s outstanding clinical background and skills in patient satisfaction and process improvement will further enhance Lenox Hill Hospital’s newly expanded, 15,750-square-foot Anne & Isidore Falk Center for Emergency Care, which treats more than 43,000 patients annually,” said Ms. George, noting that Dr. Femia has led emergency departments ranked in the top 1% nationwide for patient satisfaction.

Dr. Femia, whose areas of interest and expertise include patient satisfaction and process improvement, has practiced emergency medicine for 17 years. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut in 1988.  His post-graduate training included a residency in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals in Lansing, Michigan and an MBA degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

He has served as a clinical instructor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University, Yale University and Michigan State University.  

Dr. Femia comes to Lenox Hill Hospital from Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan where, as Medical Director of Emergency Services, he was responsible for providing clinical and administrative leadership for three Emergency Departments with a combined total volume of 120,000 annual visits.  

“I plan to take a fresh look at all of our processes to ensure that they are patient friendly and provide outstanding clinical care and customer service,” said Dr. Femia. “We are committed to achieving the highest levels of patient outcomes, safety and satisfaction.”

A Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Femia is a member of numerous professional societies including the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Healthcare Executives

He will reside in Connecticut with his wife and three children.