White Plains, NY (October 2011) -Robert J. Bernasek, MD, of Fairfield, CT has been named Chief Quality Officer and Susan O’Boyle-Krajewski of New Hampton, has been named Vice President of Quality at White Plains Hospital (WPH).
Dr. Bernasek brings more than 15 years of medical management experience for leading area health care systems. He comes to WPH from Hudson Valley Hospital Center where he served as Vice President, Medical Affairs. In this role, Dr. Bernasek directed the medical affairs department, coordinated quality management activities of the medical staff, and served as liaison to medical staff.
Previously, Dr. Bernasek served as Medical Director of Connecticut Hospital Care Specialists for Bridgeport Hospital. In that capacity, he successfully implemented a Hospitalist program while demonstrating cost savings and decreased length of stay for Hospitalist service patients. Meanwhile, Dr. Bernasek also served as Medical Director of Bridgeport Hospital Primary Care Center where he directed Quality Management activities, with increased patient visits, decreased cycle time, and improved patient satisfaction.
Dr. Bernasek holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MD from University of Kansas. He also holds an M.B.A. from University of Massachusetts.
Susan O’Boyle-Krajewski is a registered nurse with more than 25 years experience and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She comes to WPH from Orange Regional Medical Center where she served as Corporate Administrator of Quality and Support Services. In this role she oversaw performance improvement activities including regulatory and accreditation compliance, core measure, customer communications, and patient satisfaction. She initially joined Orange Regional Medical Center as Director of Professional Practice.
Previously Ms. O’Boyle Krajewski worked as Director of Nursing Services/ Chief Nursing Officer at Ellenville Regional Hospital.
In her role as Vice President of Quality, Susan will be responsible for regulatory readiness and accreditation, performance improvement, and ensuring the highest level of quality and patient safety at White Plains Hospital.
O’Boyle-Krajewski holds Bachelor’s in Nursing Science from State University of New York at New Paltz and Master’s degrees in Nursing Science from Excelsior College. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.