Dr. Nick Fitterman
Dr. Fitterman became the Executive Director of Huntington Hospital in October 2018. During this time he has led the hospital to a coveted 5 star rating from the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. Huntington is the only Hospital in Suffolk County to achieve this recognition and one of only two on LI. In March 2020 Huntington was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Suffolk, caring for more COVID patients than any other site that first month. The hospital enacted surge plans to allow the care of over 2000 COVID patients. Huntington quadrupled its intensive care unit capacity, implemented innovative treatment and triage programs allowing the hospital to meet the huge demands the pandemic placed on the health of our community. Dr. Fitterman is thrilled to return to Huntington where he started his professional career in Internal medicine. After practicing as an Internist for 14 years he then founded the Hospital Medicine program at Huntington. The program resulted in reduced mortality and increased patient satisfaction. Dr. Fitterman was then tapped to lead the 16 Hospital medicine programs throughout all of Northwell Health as Vice Chair of Medicine. He helped grow these programs from 180 to over 360 physicians, standardizing operations and clinical care. Dr. Fitterman has been awarded Mastership by the American College of Physicians, has been promoted to Professor at the Donald and Barbara School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Chairs the ACP’s national Performance measurement committee, and has 35 publications in peer reviewed Journals.