Keith Safian | About
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Meet Keith

Delivers consistent, profitable growth in highly complex systems and turnaround situations – by developing groundbreaking services for emerging markets, establishing unprecedented strategic affiliations, and sustaining a focus on cost management.  Known for creating high-performance, outcome-based cultures that improve and align the patient experience and employee engagement.  Extensive experience partnering with external constituencies, including regulators and labor unions, and working with and serving on Boards.  Knowledge of all healthcare sectors including providers, payers, and medtech.

CEO with a record of delivering consistent, profitable growth in highly complex systems and lean environments; significant board experience.

Keith Safian


Served on 20 boards of directors; officer of 6, founding member of 7. 

  • Bethel Methodist Home, Bethel Nursing Home, Bethel Springvale Nursing Home – 2017 -present
  • Non-Profit Westchester – founding Board member, 2011-14
  • NWLP Insurance Captive, Bermuda – founding Board member, 2004-14
  • Kendal on Hudson Lifecare Community – founding Board member, 2004-14
  • Robin’s Nest Child Care Center – President, 1989-2014
  • NorMet Hospital Association – Chairman, 2003, 1996; Reelected to Executive Committee, 2004; Vice Chairman, 2002, 1995; Treas., 2001, 1994; Chairman-Nominating Comm., 1997; Sec’y., 1993
  • Stellaris Health Network – 1997-2014.  Operations Committee, 1997-2014
  • VHA Metro N.Y. – 2001-03
  • VHA Empire-Metro N.Y. – founding Board member, 2008-13
  • VHA Mid-Atlantic – 2013-14
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital Association – President, 1989-2014
  • PMHC Realty – founding Board member and President; Phelps Building L.P. – General Partner, 1994-2014
  • The ExcelCare System Hospital Network, Chairman – 1995–98
  • Healthcare Association of New York State – 2003-05, 1996-98
  • American College of Healthcare Executives – Regents Advisory Council
  • Addabbo Family Health Center – Founding Board Member
  • Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation


  • “Our 30 Most Intriguing People” – Westchester Magazine, 2016
  • Good Scout Award, Boy Scouts – Greater New York Council, 2015
  • Child Care Council of Westchester Champion for Children, 2014
  • 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2014
  • 60 Hospital and Health System CEOs With the Longest Tenures, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2013
  • 100 Most Influential, Westchester Business Journal, 2010
  • Senior Healthcare Executive Award, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2000
  • Founders Award, Hudson Valley Branch, Arthritis Foundation, 2000


  • Westchester Biotech Project Advisory Board, 2017-present
  • Mentor, Blueprint Health Accelerator, 2015-16
  • Advisory Council, Mount Sinai Master of Science in HealthCare Delivery Leadership, 2015-16
  • Westchester County Association (WCA); Healthcare Consortium, 2013-present; Strategy Committee, 2015-present; Blueprint for Talent, 2015-2017; Health Symposium Steering Committee, 2012-16; Innovation Task Force, 2016; Blue Ribbon Task Force,2011-13; Nominating Committee, 2009
  • 40th Senate District Physicians Advisory Council, 2012-14
  • Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) Health Care Reform Implementation and Innovation Task Force, 2013-14
  • HANYS Government Affairs Task Force, 2012-14
  • HANYS Work Group on Medicaid Fraud, 2005 – 2006
  • HANYS Non-Profit Corporate Accountability Steering Committee, 2003 – 2004
  • VHA Optimal Performance Improvement Project Task Force – 2009
  • American College of Healthcare Executives; Regents Advisory Council
  • AHA Task Force on Fragmentation of the Delivery System, 2004-06
  • Mentor, Wharton Graduate Health Care Program; Director, Health Care Alumni Association
  • JCAHO Roundtable on The Nursing Shortage, 2001


  • Lecturer on Public Administration, N.Y.U.- Graduate Public Administration
  • Lecturer, N.Y.U. – School of Continuing and Professional Studies Education
Keith Safian and Bill Clinton
Keith Safian with former President Bill Clinton
We also discussed both growth opportunities and new services and invested in additional staff and equipment to support the growth.
Keith with Atul Gawande, MD
Keith with Atul Gawande, MD
Keith and Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computers
Keith and Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computers
Keith with State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Keith with State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Keith with Senator Chuck Schumer
Keith with Senator Chuck Schumer
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