Anthony C. Ferreri Lecture

Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., Spiro Hall, Room 2

“The Transformation of Healthcare” 

A Lecture by Anthony C. Ferreri ’72

Regional Director, Region II, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Sponsored by the Kaufman Repage Lecture series

When Alex Azar was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services by President Donald J. Trump, he announced four priorities. One of these was his commitment to the transformation of the American healthcare system, from one based upon payment for procedures to a value-based system that rewards outcomes rather than volume. With a healthcare system that emphasizes quality and evidence-based medicine, the American healthcare consumer will benefit from better and more efficient and effective care. Mr. Ferreri’s presentation will describe the evolution of the American healthcare system and its readiness for transformation.

 

About Anthony C. Ferreri

A lifelong Staten Islander and Wagner College graduate, Anthony C. Ferreri, DBA, serves as Regional Director, Region II of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. As a presidential appointee, Dr. Ferreri provides executive leadership as the primary representative for the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Region II, encompassing New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and eight tribal nations. Dr. Ferreri is also responsible for intergovernmental and external affairs bringing together federal, state, local, tribal government organizations and other external partners in an effort to coordinate the implementation of departmental policies and initiatives in the region.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Ferreri worked for more than 40 years in the healthcare industry in various capacities in hospitals in both New York and New Jersey, including as vice president for human resources at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., and 12 years as president and CEO of Staten Island University Hospital.

His most recent position prior to joining HHS was as executive vice president and chief affiliation officer for the Northwell Health System. In 2017, Dr. Ferreri volunteered as a senior adviser to Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, concentrating his time on initiatives related to that borough’s opioid epidemic.

Dr. Ferreri has served on various not-for-profit boards including the Greater New York Hospital Association, the New York Organ Donor Network, the North Shore LIJ Health System, NYC Industrial Development Agency and BuildNYC, the last two by the appointment of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While at St. Barnabas, he served as president of the New Jersey Association for Hospital Human Resources Administration. In 2014 he received Modern Healthcare’s Community Leadership Award, and in 2005 was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

In 1972, Anthony Ferreri was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in social studies from Wagner College. He earned a master of science degree in human resources and industrial relations from Rutgers University and a doctorate in business administration from California Coast University. He has been a faculty member in Wagner College’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, teaching a course from 2014 to 2017 on the transformation of healthcare.