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South Nassau Doctor Named to Top National CMO List

Linda Efferen named to list of "100 Chief Medical Officers to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review.

Becker's Hospital Review has named Linda Efferen, MD, chief medical officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital, to its prestigious list of the "100 Chief Medical Officers to Know" in the United States.

The list is based on individuals' experience in overseeing medical and quality affairs at their respective organizations. The 100 CMOs are indispensable members of hospital and health system leadership teams and have demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement in safety and quality.

As South Nassau’s chief medical officer, Efferen is responsible for facilitating medical staff interactions with hospital administration and the governing board and for assuring the effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care consistent with the hospital’s mission.

A South Huntington resident, Efferen also assists with strategic planning and execution, as well as the implementation of disease management programs, and monitors the effectiveness of management practices and productivity indicators.

Efferen is board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine and internal medicine.

She has been listed in the Consumers Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (for seven years), Best Doctors’ Best Doctors in America and has received a host of awards/honors, including a spot in the 2010 class of Long Island Business News’ Long Island’s Top 50 Business Women.

A clinical professor of medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Efferen is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the New York Academy of Science, American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Physicians, American College of Medical Quality, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Members of the list do not and cannot pay to be included on this list. Becker's Hospital Review is a Chicago-based publication focusing on hospital and healthcare news and business advice. The primary audience for the publication is hospital executives and healthcare industry leaders.

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