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St. John’s Names New Chief Medical Officer

Posted on June 25, 2018

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Names Dr. Donald Morrish Chief Medical Officer

FAR ROCKAWAY, Effective July 1, 2018, Dr. Donald Morrish, who is currently the hospital’s Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will succeed Dr. Raymond Pastore in his role as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Pastore will continue in his role as Chief of Hematology. Dr. Pastore has served as the Chief Medical Officer of St. John’s since April of 2001.

Dr. Morrish is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his Masters of Medical Management from the University of Southern California, a Doctorate of Medicine from St George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the New York Medical College, Sisters of Charity Medical Center.

“It has been an honor to work with Dr. Pastore, a compassionate and intelligent physician and administrator,” said Gerard Walsh, CEO of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. “We know he will continue to excel as our Chief of Hematology. It is also a privilege to have Dr. Morrish, someone who is able to step into the role to continue the great work that has been started and lead the medical staff into the future.”

The staff at St. John’s would like to thank Dr. Pastore for his many years of service, as well as congratulate Dr. Morrish in his new role as Chief Medical Officer.

About St. John’s

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York. Celebrating over 110 years of community care in 2016, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventative, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.

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