Forest Hills Hospital gets new director

By Gabriel Rom

Susan Browning, a Queens native and veteran health-care administrator for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has been appointed executive director at Forest Hills Hospital.

She will replace Rita Mercieca, RN, who has been appointed regional executive director for the health system in Brooklyn.

In her new role, Browning will oversee day-to-day operations and strategic plans for the 300-bed hospital, which has more than 50,000 emergency department visits each year and provides extensive ambulatory services throughout Queens.

“My goals for Forest Hills are to further build it, establishing it as a destination hospital for the Queens region and beyond,” Browning said.

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