Bio: Joseph Tomaino, MS, RN

NYC Health Business Leaders > Speaker Biographies  > Bio: Joseph Tomaino, MS, RN

Bio: Joseph Tomaino, MS, RN


Joseph Tomaino is a Principal at Grassi with 30 years of healthcare management experience working in the not-for-profit, 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 their performance, helping them transform to successfully operate in managed care and accountable care reimbursement environments.

Joseph is a former Director at a national accounting firm where he led the continuing care practice within the Healthcare Services Group. Joseph was also 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 include 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 also has experience working as a healthcare consultant where he worked with both health insurance companies and healthcare providers re-engineer processes and prepare for managed Medicaid reimbursement models for long term care. He also assisted major continuing care organizations as they prepared for the evolving accountable care environment by leveraging information technology for effectiveness and efficiency, while controlling utilization. He also serves as a Patient Care Ombudsman for the Office of the United States Trustee, monitoring healthcare businesses as they restructure under bankruptcy.
Joseph 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. He also served on the executive management committee of Long Island Health Network, a clinically integrated multi-hospital network. Additionally, Joseph 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.

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.