Three Northwell Health executives named notable leaders in health care by Crain’s NY

Kevin J. Tracey, MD, Kevin Reiter, PA, MD and Maureen White, RN made the annual list of New York’s top health care leaders

Kevin Reiter, PA, MD (left), Maureen White, RN and Kevin Tracey, MD were named most notable health care leaders by Crain’s Business New York. (Credit: Northwell Health)

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.--()--Northwell Health’s Kevin Tracey, MD, president and CEO of The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, the home of research at the health system, Kevin Reiter, PA, MD, deputy medical director of Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care and Maureen White, RN, senior vice president and chief nurse executive, have been named Crain’s New York Business’s Notable Leaders in Health Care. The annual list recognizes executives who have made significant contributions to the health care industry in the New York City area.

“I’m honored to be included on this list with these health care leaders,” said Dr. Tracey. “The mission of the Feinstein Institutes is to produce knowledge to cure disease, and our integration with Northwell Health leaders and faculty is central to our goal of translating science from the lab to the bedside.”

Dr. Tracey studies how the brain and immune system communicate via the vagus nerve to develop therapies for inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. His lab’s groundbreaking work led to the first clinical trials of neuromodulating devices to replace anti-inflammatory drugs. Early clinical results indicate this strategy is effective, and also served to spawn a scientific field termed “bioelectronic medicine.” Under Dr. Tracey’s leadership, the Feinstein Institutes has grown to become a leading national biomedical research institution and the global scientific home of bioelectronic medicine.

Dr. Reiter is an urgent care leader working to improve the healthcare industry and access to high-quality care across New York. With over 23 years of experience practicing family medicine, he helped launch a graduate medical education program with Northwell Health for family medicine residents, physician assistants and nurse practitioner students to rotate in Northwell Health-GoHealth centers. He created and formalized a physician x-ray training program.

“As a physician, you learn every day on the job and as a leader it is important to share that knowledge with others,” said Dr. Reiter. “It’s an honor to be among health care’s best and brightest. I look forward to continuing to deliver quality, equal care across all of the communities we serve.”

Northwell’s third executive to be spotlighted on the list is Maureen White. As the health system’s chief nursing officer, Ms. White oversees nursing practice, education, and research across Northwell’s 21 hospitals and more than 900 outpatient facilities. She is a recognized leader in nursing, having served as a faculty member for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and one of the inaugural members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiative.

“It’s a privilege to be recognized by Crain’s and to be part of such an impressive group of health care leaders,” said Ms. White. “I’m proud to work alongside the dedicated nurses and staff at Northwell who are committed to educating the next generation of nurses and providing compassionate care to our patients.”

Ms. White is also director of the Northwell Institute for Nursing, which focuses on nursing education, nursing research, creating healthy work environments, and developing future nursing leaders within Northwell.

“As exemplified by Dr. Tracey, Dr. Reiter and Ms. White, leadership is a science and an art. To lead successfully you must do so by example,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. “We are proud to have these esteemed and notable leaders as part of the Northwell family.”

The full list of Notable Leaders in Health Care was published in Crain’s New York Business and can be read here.

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, about 900 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 83,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About the Feinstein Institutes

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research is the home of the research institutes of Northwell Health, the largest health care provider and private employer in New York State. Encompassing 50 research labs, 3,000 clinical research studies and 5,000 researchers and staff, the Feinstein Institutes raises the standard of medical innovation through its five institutes of behavioral science, bioelectronic medicine, cancer, health system science, and molecular medicine. We make breakthroughs in genetics, oncology, brain research, mental health, autoimmunity, and are the global scientific leader in bioelectronic medicine – a new field of science that has the potential to revolutionize medicine. For more information about how we produce knowledge to cure disease, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

About GoHealth Urgent Care

GoHealth is an on-demand consumer-centric care platform that serves as the digital and physical front door to the health care ecosystem. At GoHealth, we aim to provide timely, accessible and high-quality on-demand care to patients, both virtually and in person, through our technology-enabled and data-driven approach to care and partnerships with market-leading health systems. GoHealth operates more than 200 on-demand care centers in the greater New York metropolitan area; the Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington, metropolitan area; the San Francisco Bay Area; Hartford and Southeastern Connecticut; Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina; St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri; Oklahoma City; Northwest Arkansas; Delaware and Maryland; the greater Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area; the greater Houston, Texas metropolitan area and Northern Virginia. GoHealth Urgent Care is a portfolio company of TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, which has more than $114 billion of assets under management.


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