Title: Executive Director
Company: Northwell Hospital
Location: New York, New York, United States
Alex Hellinger, Executive Director at Northwell Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare services.
With more than a decade of professional experience to his credit, Dr. Hellinger has excelled as the executive director of Northwell Health since 2014. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of an associated executive director with the aforementioned institution. Earlier in his career, he flourished as an administrative director of the orthopedic service line and the director of rehabilitation services at North Shore-LIJ Health System from 2004 to 2009. He also found success as a staff physical therapist at Comprehensive Therapy Services in 2004 and a staff physical therapist at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center from 2001 to 2003.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hillinger is most proud of overseeing the operations and development of Lenox Health Greenwich Village. The first Free Standing Emergency Department opened on July 17th, 2014, with the out-patient imaging center opening two years later. In addition, a highlight for him was being responsible for designing and developing a medical ecosystem with multiple touchpoints in a community that had been devoid of medical services since the closure of St Vincent Hospital.
In preparation of his illustrious career, Dr. Hellinger studied at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY, graduating with an Associate of Science in 1998. He continued his academic efforts at the University of Hartford, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy in 2001. Additionally, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in 2004. Dr. Hellinger concluded his education with a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 2012.
In addition to his primary endeavors, Dr. Hellinger contributed as an adjunct professor at Downstate SUNY College from 2006 to 2008. A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, he also maintains affiliation with the American College of Healthcare Executives. A recipient of the Village Award from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation in 2017, Dr. Hellinger attributes his success to hard work and building strong teams. In the coming years, Dr. Hellinger would like to create additional programs and bring healthcare back to communities that have lost it for a number of years. He would like to leave a legacy or be remembered as an innovator who has a vision and gets things done.
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