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At Mather Hospital
(Port Jefferson, NY) Maria Basile, MD has been named Assistant Vice President of Medical Affairs at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital.
In her new role, Dr. Basile will support new clinical quality and patient safety initiatives for Mather Hospital in conjunction with Joan Faro, MD, Mather’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Vice President for Medical Affairs.
Dr. Basile joined Mather Hospital in January 2011 and served as Clinical Information System Physician Advisor in the Office of the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). She worked with physicians on the design and implementation of the hospital’s new electronic medical records system, which went into effect earlier this year. She also led the effort to develop matherdoc.org, a physician-oriented hospital website. She will continue to partner with the CMIO to support management of the hospital’s clinical information systems and assure alignment with clinical quality and patient safety initiatives.
As a member of hospital’s management team, she will support other leaders in the implementation of new initiatives; work to create innovative physician engagement and leadership development techniques and programs, and innovative education and training programs for physician staff. She will support the Office of Professional and Regulatory Services to continuously improve and implement best practices and will represent the hospital and the CMO at hospital, regional and national meetings promoting clinical quality and patient safety. She will also represent the hospital, administration and the CMO in communicating the hospital’s mission, vision, values and common goals to the medical staff.
Dr. Basile is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and operates North Country Colorectal Surgery, P.C., a solo, private practice in colon and rectal surgery with attending privileges at Mather and St. Charles Hospitals. Dr. Basile joined the Mather-St Charles Medical Staff when she started in clinical practice in 2000 with Colon and Rectal Surgeons of L.I., P.C of East Setauket. She has also been a staff surgeon and first assistant at Victory Memorial Hospital in Brooklyn and a staff physician at Mercy WorkCare in Philadelphia.
Dr. Basile received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency in general surgery at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia. She also completed a residency in colon and rectal surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Erie, PA and a Greater New York Hospital Association Clinical Quality Fellowship in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety in New York. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in Health/Health Care Administration/Management at Adelphi University.
Dr. Basile is the recipient of the Woman of the Year in Medicine award from the Town of Brookhaven for her commitment to her patients, colleagues, and community, and the Theodore Roosevelt Award from the St. Charles Hospital Board of Trustees for her efforts on behalf of her colleagues on the St. Charles-Mather Medical Staff and her mentoring of medical students at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
She serves as a Medical Society of the State of New York Delegate to MSSNY House of Delegates participating in reference committees and as Delegate from Suffolk County to this annual policy-making congress. She also serves on the MSSNY Quality Committee, Employed Physicians’ and Institutional Membership Committee and is a member of its Women’s Caucus. She is a member of the Suffolk County Medical Society and has served as its Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. She is also a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Basile resides in East Setauket with her husband, Joseph, their two children, and her father, Eufronio M. Aro, MD, a retired general surgeon. John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones.