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Strongwater Resigns as CEO of Stony Brook University Medical Center

Strongwater has served as CEO of hospital since 2006.

Dr. Steven L. Strongwater, who has served as chief executive officer of since 2006, has resigned from his post effective Nov. 15.

Hospital spokeswoman Lauren Sheprow said a national search will be conducted for a new CEO while Fred Sganga, who currently serves as executive director of the , takes over as interim CEO. Sganga also served as interim CEO in 2006 before Strongwater's arrival.

"Dr. Strongwater led the organization through a period of extraordinary growth despite tremendous cost-containment pressures and has helped create a culture focused on patient safety," Sheprow said in an email to Patch.

According to his university biography, Strongwater came to Stony Brook in 2006 from the University of Connecticut, where he managed clinical operations at UConn Health Center. He has been credited with helping to recruit a number of national experts for the hospital's faculty.

Sganga, who was the Village Times Herald's 2005 "Man of the Year" in health care, is a decorated health care administrator who currently represents Long Island as a regent for the American College of Health Care Executives.

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