Hail to the new president and chief

Welcome aboard!: Gary G. Terrinoni is the incoming president of the Brooklyn Hospital Center.
Colette Oswald

Fort Greene

Standing O welcomes Gary G. Terrinoni as the soon-to-be president and chief executive officer at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is presently the executive veep of administration and chief financial officer of the Kennedy Health System in New Jersey. Standing O pal Gary will be taking over the reigns from Dr. Richard B. Becker in November.

Prior to joining Kennedy Health System, Gary was a leading executive at Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island.

“We are very pleased to have a hospital executive of Gary Terrinoni’s stature and experience take the helm of the Brooklyn Hospital Center,” said Carlos Naudon, chairman of The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Board of Trustees. “Mr. Terrinoni is a strong leader who will help our hospital further expand its award-winning care of the Brooklyn community.”

Gary is thrilled to be making the leap over the bridge to Brooklyn too. “I am delighted to be returning to New York City, to serve as president of the Brooklyn Hospital Center. It is a great honor to join the staff of this innovative hospital and to be a part of its mission to improve access to high-quality, local care where it is most needed.”

Standing O wishes Gary a long and prosperous reign.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center [121 Dekalb Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 250–8000].

Borough Wide

More welcomes aboard!

The Metropolitan Jewish Health System let Standing O know that David Wagner is assuming leadership of Elderplan/HomeFirst as chief operating officer of Health Plans and Timothy Higgins becomes chief operating officer MJHS Provider Services. Standing O pal David also retains his position as chief financial officer. Previously, Standing O’s other pal Timothy was executive veep of MJHS Home Care and MJHS Home Care Solutions.

Explaining the plan to Standing O, president and chief executive officer Alexander Balko said, “This is an extraordinary period of change for both managed care and provider services.” Adding, “David and Tim have the expertise and passion necessary to continue our long-standing promise to care for frail, elderly, and at-risk members of the community with compassion, dignity, and respect. They are equally committed to ensuring MJHS remains a fiscally responsible not-for-profit. I look forward to working with them to build a framework for the next generation of MJHS initiatives.”

Standing O welcomes both and wishes them well in their new endeavors.

Metropolitan Jewish Health System [39 Broadway at Broad Street in Manhattan, (855) 692–5058].


Boffo BAFTA!

Brooklyn College students Amina Ebada, BBC America Diversity Scholar; Salomeya (Sally) Lomidze, Walkers Shortbread Scholar; Jeremy Norris, DLT Entertainment Scholar; and Lamont Baldwin, Dreamworks Animation Scholar, are all recipients of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) scholarship for 2015–2016.

The scholarship program, managed by BAFTA in the UK, Los Angeles and New York, is part of the organization’s charitable activity, supporting talented people at all stages of their careers in film, television, or games. As well as financial support, the BAFTA Scholars will gain free access to BAFTA events and receive one-to-one mentoring from BAFTA members, award-winners, and nominees.

Standing O is wishing Oscars, Emmys, Tonys and Os for all.

Brooklyn College [2900 Bedford Ave. at Avenue H in Midwood, (718) 951–5000].

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