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New Leadership Appointments at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center

Friday, October 23, 2015   (0 Comments)
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TO:                  All Faculty, Staff, and Students


FROM:             Burton Drayer, MD

                        Chief Executive Officer, Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice

                        Dean for Clinical Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


            Susan Somerville, RN

                        President, Mount Sinai Beth Israel


We are pleased to announce four new appointments at the Phillips Ambulatory Care Center (PACC) at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Each new appointee will have an important role in the redesign of PACC which includes projects such as the onsite construction and the optimization of practice operations, patient engagement, and various IT upgrades within each Department.


Kelly Cassano, DO

Chief of Ambulatory Care

Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Dr. Cassano is responsible for the clinical, operational, and financial oversight of ambulatory programs at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI). She will also play a part in the enrollment of all MSBI physicians as faculty members of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Cassano will remain Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs in the Icahn School of Medicine.


Dr. Cassano has a robust background in hospital operations and program implementation initiatives. She was formerly Senior Medical Director of the Continuum Medical Group, where she oversaw all human capital activities for 10 primary care practices in 15 locations, and managed enrollment in Mount Sinai Care, assisting the transition of several primary care practices toward a population health model. She earned her DO degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn and a residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York.


Stacy Coleman

Vice President of Operations

Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

As Vice President of Operations, Ms. Coleman will focus on implementing PACC’s strategic plan, improving operations and growing the enterprise.


Prior to joining the PACC team, Ms. Coleman served as Executive Director for Emergency Medicine Clinical Operations for the Mount Sinai Health System. Before joining Mount Sinai she was Director of Process and Administration at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine since 2012, where she restructured the academic administration and managed the systems to launch a new medical school curriculum.  She was a management consultant for 10 years, and a Vice President at The Chase Manhattan Bank, where she directed the integration of the investment services divisions during a major bank merger. Ms. Coleman obtained an MA degree from the University of Connecticut.

Claudia Garcenot

Director, Patient Care Services

Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

In her new role, Ms. Garcenot will continue to establish and maintain excellence in nursing practice, efficiency, and effectiveness.  She will collaborate with PACC leadership to plan, initiate, and evaluate programs that will improve the value of care and services delivered to patients and families, aligning the strategic plan for nursing with the goals of the Health System. 


Ms. Garcenot joined Beth Israel Medical Center in 1997 as Associate Director for Quality Improvement, a position she held until 2012 when she became Director of Operations for Continuum’s Medical Home Initiative.  Ms. Garcenot is enrolled in the University of Phoenix pursuing an MSN/MHA dual degree with expected completion in early 2016. 

Paul Zucker

Director of Ambulatory Services

Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

In his new role, Mr. Zucker will focus on operations and daily management of PACC, along with strategic planning and implementation of a variety of systemwide initiatives.


Mr. Zucker has been working at PACC since 2004, previously serving as Clinical Administrator in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he oversaw a staff of 75 people and led program development and quality improvement initiatives. He received an MBA degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an MS degree from Columbia University in New York City. Mr. Zucker serves as the Chair or Co-Chair of several ambulatory care committees, and acts as the Diversity Council site co-lead at MSBI.


Please join us in congratulating these members of the PACC team on their new roles.



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