Susan Somerville, RN, MA

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Susan Somerville, RN, MA

Associate Director of Practice, Health Policy and Management Programs

Instructor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine 

Program in Public Health


Professor Somerville is an experienced healthcare executive and Registered Nurse. She began her career as an RN and has held senior level positions spanning 25 years including Executive Director of North Shore University Hospital and President of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. As a hospital chief executive, she had a focus on strategy, quality, workforce development, financial performance, and meeting community needs. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Clinical Transformation at Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Northwell Health's Eastern Region. In these roles she developed advanced clinical programs based on community need, ambulatory network expansion, and a focus on physician recruitment. Building on her clinical and administrative expertise in cardiac care, she served on the Long Island Board of the American Heart Association for ten years, including two years as Chair. She is a trustee at St. Joseph's University, where she lends her experience in healthcare and workforce development. Professor Somerville is a member of the board and executive committee of Community Action Southold Township, a community-based organization supporting vulnerable populations on the North Fork of Long Island.


MA, Health Care Administration, Hofstra University

BA, Health Care Administration, St. Joseph's University

Diploma in Nursing, Catholic Medical Center School of Nursing