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Ernest J. Baptiste is the CEO of NYC Health and Hospitals/Kings County, the latest step in his distinguished career in health care. Prior to his current assignment, he worked at Catholic Health East, a multi-institutional health system covering 11 Eastern states from Maine to Florida. At Catholic Health East, he served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. Earlier, he held senior management positions at Durham Regional Hospital in North Carolina, St. Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn, and North General Hospital and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.
Ernest holds an M.S. in health financial management from New York University, an M.P.A. in healthcare administration from C.W. Post College and a B.S. in healthcare administration from St. John’s University of New York.