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Mount Sinai Health System Appoints Niyum Gandhi as New Chief Financial Officer

  • (March 17, 2020)

Mount Sinai Health System today announced that it has appointed Niyum Gandhi as Chief Financial Officer of the Health System. Mr. Gandhi, who has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai since 2015, succeeds Donald Scanlon, who will step down from his position later this year and will assist with the transition.

In his new role, Mr. Gandhi will bring his broad experience to the role of CFO and continue to provide strategic oversight for the Health System’s population health efforts.

For the past five years, Mr. Gandhi has directed Mount Sinai’s population health strategy and led Mount Sinai’s transition from a fee-for-service model of care to one that is focused on value and risk-based population health. Mr. Gandhi has also led Mount Sinai Health Partners—the clinically integrated network that includes all eight Mount Sinai hospitals, Mount Sinai's faculty physicians, and associated community doctors who work closely together to deliver high-quality health care under a value-based reimbursement model. In his role, Mr. Gandhi has been instrumental in shaping the revenue strategy for the overall Health System. He has built strong partnerships with those who pay for health care—health plans, employers, state and local governments, and community organizations—to provide patients with more affordable and effective care.

Mr. Scanlon has been an integral member of the management team since he joined in 2003. His expertise in financial administration, revenue cycle management, and asset maximization were critical to helping Mount Sinai achieve a position of financial stability. Mr. Scanlon oversaw a turnaround that resulted in positive net income by 2005, which continues today. He specifically is credited with improving revenue capture and cash collection and ensuring that processes and procedures be put in place to formalize the improvements.

“Don Scanlon has served a critical role in the expansion of our health system during very challenging times,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System. “He is a visionary leader who has served our community with dedication and distinction and we are grateful he will work closely with Niyum during this transition.”                                                                                                      

“Niyum has been a trusted and innovative leader, and he is a member of Mount Sinai’s senior leadership team,” said Dr. Davis. “He has developed and successfully implemented a new revenue strategy for our system that has resulted in improved value for the patients we serve. As CFO, Niyum will lead our overall financial strategy to ensure our continued innovation and growth. His broad health care and financial acumen will help us meet challenges head on as the health care industry continues to evolve.”

“It has been a privilege to work with Dr. Davis, Don, and the rest of the Mount Sinai leadership team over the past five years to establish Mount Sinai as a leader in value-based care,” said Mr. Gandhi. “I am honored to move into this new role leading our exceptional finance team as we execute on the next phase of our Health System’s transformation”

Prior to his position at Mount Sinai, Mr. Gandhi served as a partner in the health and life sciences consulting practice of Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, where he focused on financial planning, value-based health care, and transformation strategies for hospitals, physician groups, and health plans. At Oliver Wyman, he also worked with a variety of health care providers and payers, helping them design and implement value-based clinical models, develop new contracting and integrated product distribution strategies, align funds flow and physician incentives, and establish the appropriate infrastructure to support value-based healthcare.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties.

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