Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE, LNHA, became President and Chief Executive Officer of Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) just five weeks ago. Last week, he was honored at two events in New Jersey.
The American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey presented Messina with the 2014 ACHENJ Recognition Award at their Distinguished Service Award Ceremony on June 4th. The following evening, he was honored by the Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce with 2014 Circle of Excellence Community Service Award.
Messina, a life-long resident of Staten Island, served as the System Chief Operating Officer of CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, New Jersey for the past thirteen years. During his tenure, CentraState was ranked as one of the top hospitals in cost efficiency across New Jersey and lowest Medicare Length of Stay. Other accomplishments include recognition as a 100 Most Wired Hospital for four consecutive years, recipient of Modern HealthCare’s 100 Best Places to Work Award and recipient of Magnet Nursing Certification.
In addition to hospital systems operations, Messina was responsible for assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center and continuing care retirement community. While in this role, he developed a new state-of-the-art 26-bed critical care unit, a 49-bed emergency department, and the development of an 180,000 sq. ft. ambulatory campus and wellness center anchored by a 35,000 sq. ft. medical fitness center. His accomplishments are highlighted by the construction of the Linda E. Cardinale MS Center – one of the largest and most comprehensive multiple sclerosis centers in the tri-state area.