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Justin Lundbye

Justin Lundbye, MD, has been named President of Catholic Health’s Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip, NY. Dr. Lundbye will oversee all of Good Samaritan’s clinical areas and operations, with a particular focus on enhancing the patient experience and reinforcing Catholic Health’s commitment to High-Reliability Organization principles. 

“Justin is an exceptional health care leader, both clinically and managerially,” said Catholic Health President & CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy, DO, MBA. “His track record of leading teams and steering operations toward outstanding performance makes him the ideal person to take the lead at Catholic Health’s Suffolk County flagship hospital.”

One of Dr. Lundbye’s priorities in his new role will be to oversee the construction of Good Samaritan’s state-of-the-art Patient Care Pavilion, due for completion in 2025. The 6-story, 300,000-square-foot addition will feature a new 75-bay Emergency Department, a new surgical pavilion comprised of 16 high-tech operating rooms and 36 private patient rooms.

Both a cardiologist and an internist by training, as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Lundbye is a proven health care leader. He brings over 15 years of experience in health care system and clinical leadership, most recently serving as CEO of Waterbury HEALTH in Connecticut.  In this role, he steered the growth of the system’s physician network and the delivery of quality patient care.

Prior to his tenure as CEO, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Waterbury Hospital. During that time, he spearheaded a team responsible for community impact activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, earning them the 2020 Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Council Leadership Award.

Dr. Lundbye received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and his master of business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Business.  He is board-certified and fellowship-trained in Cardiovascular Medicine as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He holds academic appointments at the Frank Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University and the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine.  Most recently, Dr. Lundbye was designated a Fellow of The American College of Healthcare Executive (ACHE), a prestigious recognition of high expertise in all areas of health care management. 

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