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Vice President/Chief Operating Officer

Facility Development and Management, LLC

Ellen M. Johnson, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Facility Development and Management, LLC (FDM) has over 20 years experience within the healthcare arena.  Ms. Johnson has held management positions within a physician management firm, and in various departments of a 370 bed suburban regional medical center.  She also served as nursing director for a home care agency and a staff nurse in a medical surgical unit and newborn nursery of a community hospital. 

Prior to joining FDM, Ms. Johnson was Executive Director of an emerging group purchasing organization for a physician management company.  This new organization was structured in conjunction with a nationally recognized group purchasing company.  Within the same physician organization, she was the Director of Clinical Services overseeing all activities as they related to physician relations including physician site visits for credentialing for third party insurers.

As Planning Manager for a regional medical center, Ms. Johnson coordinated activities associated with multi-million dollar projects that included:  the in-house addition of a multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center, maternal child programming and unit renovation, a free standing dialysis center and an emergency department renovation that incorporated a successful bid for NYS Level II Trauma Center status. Prior to joining the Planning and Marketing Department, Ms. Johnson was the Employee Relations Manager in the Human Resources Department where she oversaw all recruitment and employment activities for the hospital.  In addition, she communicated labor regulations changes and updates to senior hospital administration, department directors and supervisors and developed the orientation of new employees.

As Nursing Director of the home care agency, Ms. Johnson was responsible for the activities of both the professional and paraprofessional staff as well as initial and subsequent evaluations of patients.  At the hospital, she served as a staff nurse in both the medical surgical division and the newborn nursery.

Ms. Johnson received her B.A.. from Mercy College, her A.A.S. in Applied Sciences from Rockland Community College and has completed the course work towards a graduate degree in Public Administration at Long Island University.  She holds a Registered Professional Nurse’s license in the state of New York.  In 1998-99, Ms. Johnson was selected and successfully participated in the Leadership Rockland Program. Additionally, she served as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Child Care Resources in Rockland, the Board of Directors of United Hospice of Rockland and the Alumni Association of Mercy College. 

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