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Joseph Manopella, MBA, appointed executive director of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital


Joseph Manopella, MBA, has been named executive director of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH), a division of Lenox Hill Hospital, effective November 2019. He has been promoted from deputy executive director of MEETH, a position which he has held since September 2017.

For the past two years, Mr. Manopella has managed nearly $70 million in capital projects while expanding clinical services and enhancing the quality of patient care.

In his new role, he will continue to provide leadership, operational oversight and strategic planning for the world-renowned ambulatory facility equipped with 17 state-of-the-art operating rooms and six specialized outpatient practices.

Under Mr. Manopella’s guidance, MEETH – which celebrated its 150th anniversary in October – has undergone numerous redevelopment and revitalization initiatives, including upgrades to its infrastructure, electrical services and chillers; expansion of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, pediatric and robotic surgical services; as well as, restoration of the lobby, teaching center and the historic great hall, where immigrants who landed at Ellis Island lined the hospital’s famous stairwell to be examined for eye diseases in the early 1900s.

The hospital is also preparing to open a $25 million fertility center this month and a new $7 million ophthalmology suite in April 2020.

About Mr. Manopella

Mr. Manopella, a 20 year veteran of Northwell Health, has served in various leadership roles throughout the health system. He began his career at Northwell in 1999 as an administrative resident and was promoted to operations director of LIJ Medical Center just two years later. He later assumed the role of director of cardiac services at LIJ, overseeing both clinical and faculty practice operations. Prior to joining MEETH, Mr. Manopella was assistant vice president, and subsequently, vice president of business development and strategy for the health system’s core laboratory and ambulatory network, where he was responsible for expanding services and managing partnership strategy.

He is also the former executive director of LIJ Valley Stream, where he increased the hospital’s focus on patient-centered care and established a premier model for orthopedic and spine services. 

Mr. Manopella earned his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University and his MBA in healthcare administration from Baruch College/Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has served on the board of the Stony Brook University Alumni Association since 2014 and is a member of the Energeia Partnership, a program that brings together Long Island leaders to strategize new approaches to regional issues.