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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: John Gillespie | john.gillespie@downstate.edu | (314) 708-9090

SUNY Downstate Appoints Sean P. Smith as Sr. Associate Vice President of Hospital Finance for University Hospital of Brooklyn

Sean P. SmithBROOKLYN, N.Y. (June 1, 2020) – SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University announced the appointment of Sean P. Smith as Senior Associate Vice President of Hospital Finance for University Hospital of Brooklyn. He will be responsible for the business leadership, strategy development and financial stewardship, including Downstate’s hospital-based clinical network.

Mr. Smith joins SUNY Downstate from Catholic Health Services and Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York, where he was Assistant Vice President of Finance and Strategic Financial Planning, as well as Director of Budget and Reimbursement. Mr. Smith was responsible for financial reporting, reimbursement and expenditure analysis for both 364-bed St. Francis Hospital and 203-bed St. Joseph Hospital, with a combined operating budget of more than $600M and a $40M capital budget.

“With more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare financial officer and strategist, Mr. Smith is a key addition to our leadership team as we continue to execute our financial growth strategy,” said Patricia A. Winston, MS, RN, Interim Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Hospital Affairs.

“With more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare financial officer and strategist, Mr. Smith is a key addition to our leadership team as we continue to execute our financial growth strategy,” said Patricia A. Winston, MS, RN, Interim Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Hospital Affairs.

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About SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is the borough’s only academic medical center for health education, research, and patient care, and is a 342-bed facility serving the healthcare needs of New York City, and Brooklyn’s 2.6 million residents. University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is Downstate’s teaching hospital, backed by the expertise of an outstanding medical school and the research facilities of a world-class academic center. More than 800 physicians, representing 53 specialties and subspecialties—many of them ranked as tops in their fields—comprise Downstate's staff.

A regional center for cardiac care, neonatal and high-risk infant services, pediatric dialysis, and transplantation, Downstate also houses a major learning center for children with physical ailments or neurological disorders. In addition to UHB, Downstate comprises a College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, and a multifaceted biotechnology initiative, including the Downstate Biotechnology Incubator and BioBAT for early-stage and more mature companies, respectively. For more information, visit www.downstate.edu or follow us on Twitter at @sunydownstate.