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Patrick Swift, PhD, FACHE

Director, Patient Experience; International and Patient Services; Hospital Operations; Patient Satisfaction/Initiatives

Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care
  1. NYU Langone Medical Center
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NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center

Director, International and Patient Services, Patient Experience Department

– Present

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Director, International and Patient Services, Patient Experience Department

NYU Langone Medical Center
– Present (2 years 2 months)New York, NY

Successfully provided planning, direction, and leadership to achieve the operating goals of the patient experience department. Spearheaded a team of 54 professionals responsible for International Patient Services; Language Culture and Disability Services; and Chaplaincy Services. Managed and allocated a $3.4M operating budget.
- Directed strategic transformation initiatives to optimize processes and improve international patient experiences as well as physician satisfaction.
- Negotiated and reviewed service contracts; directed third-party interpreter/translation services and executed $1M enterprise-wide Joint Commission compliant service contracts.
- Developed and implemented reporting tools and an operational metrics scorecard to provide visibility, transparency and enable informed decision making.
- Oversaw inpatient patient services for a highly diverse patient population, including providing 5,000 inpatient chaplaincy visits and 30,000 face-to-face interpreting sessions annually.
- Increased patient access to care, quality, and safety; while mitigating risk exposure and capturing a projected $500K in annual savings by implementing enterprise-wide Video Remote Interpreting (VRI).
- Re-engineered the staffing model and streamlined operational processes to accommodate a 12% increase in interpreter services while reducing labor costs by 13% for a savings of $100K.


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Spanish

    Professional working proficiency


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