Joseph Tomaino, M.S., R.N. Partner, CEO of Grassi Healthcare Advisors

Joseph Tomaino is the Chief Executive Officer of Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC and has nearly 40 years of healthcare management experience working in the nonprofit, for-profit and government-sponsored segments. As a chief executive officer, chief nursing officer, consultant, and educator, Joseph has worked with provider organizations and payers across the U.S. as an architect of value based care — improving clinical effectiveness along with efficient use of resources. Joseph uses data to analyze populations being served and organizational effectiveness, then applies innovative structure and program designs to improve performance, helping clients transform to successfully operate in managed care and accountable care reimbursement environments.

Joseph brings C-suite experience to his advisory engagements. Prior to joining Grassi, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Continuing Care Division of a major multi-hospital health system and was responsible for organizations with a total of $280 million a year in revenue. His major accomplishments in this role included leading the system’s application and approval as an awardee conveyer of Model 2 CMS Bundled Payment Initiative, development of a cross-continuum care coordination platform, and restructuring and consolidation of duplicative and inefficient program components to achieve improved profitability.

Joseph has advised both payers and providers to re-design processes to be in alignment with emerging value based payment methodologies, such as a recent year-long engagement with a DSRIP PPS to integrate primary care and behavioral health, and a multi-year project to assist a client develop a Behavioral Health Care Collaborative and IPA. He also serves as a Patient Care Ombudsman for the Office of the United States Trustee, monitoring healthcare businesses as they restructure under bankruptcy and has provided advisory services and interim management to help struggling providers achieve improvement and sustainability.

Joseph is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Turnaround Management Association, and an advisory board member of the NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL). He has served on the board of directors and executive committee of Westchester Medical Center, a tertiary academic medical center, and of HEALTHIX, a regional health information exchange. Joseph also served on the executive management committee of Long Island Health Network, a clinically integrated multi-hospital network. Additionally, he served on the graduate faculty of Pace University, the College of New Rochelle, and Columbia University where he was assistant dean of the school of nursing and director of clinical affairs. He currently serves on the Big Data Advisory Board at Rutgers University.

Joseph received his Masters of Science degree in Nursing Administration from the College of New Rochelle and his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from The Catholic University of America.