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NYU Winthrop CEO to step down

John F. Collins, president and CEO of NYU

John F. Collins, president and CEO of NYU Winthrop Hospital, Thursday announced his plan to retire. Credit: William Taufic

NYU Winthrop Hospital on Thursday said John F. Collins, its president and CEO, plans to retire from the 591-bed facility effective Nov. 30.

The hospital’s chief medical officer, Dr. Joseph Greco,  will take over as head of the hospital on Dec. 1. He will hold the titles of senior vice president and executive director.

Collins, 65, has served as president and CEO since 2009. Under his leadership, the hospital’s revenue has doubled, to approximately $1.7 billion, and the number of employees has grown from less than 6,000 in 2010 to more than 9,500 today, according to the hospital.

"His devoted service and management have established NYU Winthrop as a regional leader in healthcare, and have helped the hospital achieve several important milestones in its 100-plus year history including a fruitful partnership with NYU Langone Health,” said Charles M. Strain, chairman of the board of directors at NYU Winthrop.

Under Collins' watch, the hospital reached its affiliation agreement with Manhattan-based NYU Langone. That deal was originally agreed to in 2016.

Collins also led the charge for the creation of a 95,000-square-foot Research and Academic Center at NYU Winthrop, which opened its doors in early 2015.

Collins joined Winthrop in 1997 as vice president and chief financial officer.

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