VICTOR F. POLITI, MD, FACP, FACEP
VICTOR F. POLITI, MD, FACP, FACEP
Victor F. Politi, M.D., FACP, FACEP, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the NuHealth System (also called the Nassau Health Care Corporation), a teaching facility and public safety net provider which operates the Nassau University Medical Center, the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, five LI Federally Qualified Family Health Centers and a school based clinic. In his capacity as NuHealth’s leader, Dr. Politi will oversee a healthcare delivery system with 3500 employees and a budget of $567M. The NuHealth System has a mission of providing quality care to Nassau’s most vulnerable populations.
Prior to becoming NuHealth’s President/CEO, Dr. Politi was the Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner and Deputy County Executive of Public Safety under County Executive Hon. Edward P. Mangano. In that capacity, Dr. Politi oversaw the Nassau County Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Probation Department, Sheriff’s Office, Department of Corrections, Fire Marshal’s Office, Traffic Parking Violations Bureau, Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Nassau County Department of Health. These departments had a combined budget of almost $1 billion and a workforce of 5000 employees. As Deputy County Executive for Public Safety, Dr. Politi had overall direct report of those various commissioners and department heads and was involved in negotiations with the unions for current and future contracts. He reported directly to the County Executive and worked closely with the Legislature and NIFA. Dr. Politi’s expertise in clinical, budgetary and labor relations is a unique combination of corporate management and public sector leadership which have prepared him well for the challenges and opportunities ahead in this new era of health care delivery.
Dr. Politi is a physician who trained at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Medical Center at Princeton New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Johns University in Healthcare and Urban Health. Dr Politi has served as an emergency department attending physician, director and chairman, as well as President of the medical staff at St. Johns Queens Hospital in Elmhurst, N.Y. and chairman of the divisional executive committee and central executive board of the Caritas Hospital System. Afterward, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network, a privately owned OASAS Certified hospital system, specializing in addiction medicine. Dr. Politi completed an additional residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School and is also board eligible in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Politi recently served as a Police Surgeon for the Nassau County Police Department. In addition, Dr. Politi is an active “Class A” interior firefighter in his local community volunteer fire department. He serves as medical director for various fire departments and volunteer ambulance corps.
Dr. Politi is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Emergency Medicine, and a member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Politi also serves on the Regional Emergency Medical Service Council for New York City as well as Nassau County. Dr. Politi completed medical school while working as a police officer for the New York City Police Department, rising to the rank of Lieutenant in the Emergency Service Unit.