Featured Interviewee: Dr. Laura L. Forese (’83), Princeton University Trustee, and EVP and Chief Operating Officer of New York-Presbyterian
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An academic, integrated delivery system, NewYork-Presbyterian provides high-quality, innovative health care throughout the New York City region, in collaboration with the medical schools of Columbia and Weill Cornell.
Dr. Forese has ultimate operational responsibility for the NewYork-Presbyterian enterprise - 10 campuses and more than 30,000 employees, 3500 beds, and $7.8B in revenue. NYP is recognized among the best hospitals in the country by USNews and as a best place to work by Forbes and Fortune.
An orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Forese graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and Alpha Omega Alpha from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons and she holds a management degree from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. After practicing medicine for ten years, she has held a series of management roles of increasing responsibility with a focus on patient safety, efficiency, and transformation. Under her leadership, NYP implemented groundbreaking employee programs for paid parental leave and respite care. Most recently, she has led the NYP focus on a culture of respect resulting in significant gains in employee engagement and front-line empowerment.
A member of multiple healthcare and civic organizations, Dr. Forese chairs the board of the NIH Clinical Center; she is also a Trustee of Princeton University and a director of Cantel Medical. Dr. Forese has been named among the 50 most powerful women in New York by Crain’s Business, the top 25 COOs in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine and has been honored as Mother of the Year by the American Cancer Society.