Richard T. Margulis
President & CEO
Long Island Community Hospital
Richard T. Margulis is President and Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Community Hospital (formerly Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center), an independent community hospital located in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY serving over 400,000 residents.
Mr. Margulis spent the last year leading the hospital’s COVID-19 response. He developed a COVID-19 Task Force, actively participating in all of its important activities. He oversaw the deepening of the hospital’s emergency management plan, the procurement of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) and additional staff resources, the facility management changes including treatment equipment and disinfecting practices, creating additional bed capacity and care protocols, and more. He ensured the hospital was following all safety protocols and staying current with all treatment advances. He helped fund raise over $1 million in just three weeks. He also showed his care and compassion for the 2,500 employees under his leadership by fostering an environment of support, offering resources for emotional wellness, tools for two-way communication and constant showings of gratitude. Now, he is actively overseeing the administration of the COVID vaccine process for Long Island Community Hospital frontline heroes and the community he has been dedicated to protect.
Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO on April 1, 2013, Mr. Margulis was the Hospital’s Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. He joined Long Island Community Hospital in 1982 and in 1986, assumed the position of Program Manager of Mental Health and Alcoholism at the South Brookhaven Family Health Centers; and, from 1990 to 1996, as Senior Administrator of the Centers. In 1996, he was named Hospital Vice President of Operations and in 2006, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Margulis began his career as a radiologic technologist and while working full time, earned his undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s College and his Master in Business Administration from Dowling College. And now is a lecturer for healthcare and business courses for the Professional and Graduate Studies program at St. Joseph’s College.
Under his leadership, Long Island Community Hospital has launched a $60 million capital campaign to build the new Knapp Cardiac Care Center, providing advanced cardiac diagnosis, treatment and recovery capabilities.
The recipient of a 2015 Outstanding CEO distinction from Long Island Business News, Mr. Margulis is a member of the Executive Committee of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, the American College of Health Care Executives, the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the American Hospital Association (AHA); as well as a member of the Molloy College Energeia Partnership.
He and his wife live in Brookhaven Hamlet where they raised their two children.