Richard D. Goldstein Elected Chairman of North Shore-LIJ Health System

Jun 03, 2010, 10:18 ET from North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

GREAT NECK, N.Y., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the election of Richard D. Goldstein as its next chairman. Mr. Goldstein, a resident of Muttontown in Nassau County, was formally named to the post Wednesday evening at the annual meeting of the North Shore-LIJ Health System Board of Trustees.

He succeeds Saul B. Katz, who concluded four years as chairman after previously serving as the North Shore-LIJ's Health System's first chairman from 1997 to 2000.

Mr. Goldstein, an attorney, joined the Board of Trustees in 1995, after serving for three years as an associate trustee. He has served as the board's vice chairman for the past four years.

"I am honored to serve as the North Shore-LIJ Health System's fourth chairman," said Mr. Goldstein.  "It's an enormous challenge that brings with it enormous responsibilities, but I know I have the benefit of being able to rely on the knowledge and experience of my predecessors, most notably Saul Katz, who leaves an incredible legacy of unparalleled leadership, energy, dedication and devotion to our health system."    

Mr. Goldstein is chairman and chief executive officer of AEP Capital LLC, a specialized investment/merchant banking firm located in New York. He is also a senior managing director of Alpine Equity Partners LP.

Prior to joining Alpine in 1990, Mr. Goldstein was an attorney at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he became a partner in 1984, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate securities.  He also serves as a director of the Alpine Capital Bank, a privately held New York state chartered FDIC insured banking institution and various private portfolio companies of Alpine.

A Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, Mr. Goldstein is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, a member of the New York Bar, and a member of the American Bar Association. He is also a trustee emeritus and former chair and member of the Executive Committee of the Queens College Foundation.

Mr. Goldstein and his wife, Candice, also a graduate of Queens College, have three children.

"We are thrilled to have Richard Goldstein as chairman of the board," said Michael J. Dowling, president and chief executive officer of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. "He has been an instrumental member of the board and its Executive Committee for many years, serving most recently as chairman of the Government and Legal Affairs Committee. I know that his expertise and commitment will be invaluable during the years ahead as we move forward with New York State's first allopathic medical school in more than 35 years and other exciting new initiatives that are enhancing North Shore-LIJ's national reputation for delivering high-quality healthcare."

About North Shore-LIJ Health System

The nation's third largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, the North Shore-LIJ Health System cares for people of all ages throughout Long Island, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island – a service area encompassing more than seven million people. The winner of the National Quality Forum's 2010 National Quality Healthcare Award, the North Shore-LIJ Health System consists of 15 hospitals, 17 long-term care facilities, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, three trauma centers, five home health agencies, a hospice network and dozens of outpatient centers. In addition, North Shore-LIJ is partnering with Hofstra University to develop a new medical school. North Shore-LIJ's owned facilities house about 5,600 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,000 physicians. Its workforce of about 42,000 is the largest on Long Island and the ninth largest in New York City.  For more information, go to

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