About the Health System

Susan Somerville, RN

President, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Susan Somerville is President of Mount Sinai Beth Israel, part of the Mount Sinai Health System. Throughout her career in health care, Ms. Somerville has demonstrated the talent and leadership needed to manage large clinical enterprises. She joins Mount Sinai from North Shore University Hospital, where she was Executive Director responsible for the daily operations of an 804-bed facility, overseeing 3,000 physicians and 5,300 employees working within 16 clinical service lines. She directed and managed a $1.2 billion budget and led the strategy on a number of large-scale construction projects aimed at providing the best tertiary care possible.

Before assuming her management role at North Shore, Ms. Somerville was Vice President of Cardiovascular Services for the North Shore LIJ Health System, with oversight for cardiac care through the health system's 15 hospitals. Previously, she had been Director of Cardiac Patient Care Services and Administrative Director of the Division of Pediatric and Adult Cardiology.

Ms. Somerville began her career as a registered nurse, specializing in cardiac and critical care nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science from St. Joseph's College, an RN degree from Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, and a master’s degree with a Specialization in Health Administration from Hofstra University. She also attended the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives at the University of Pennsylvania. She frequently lectures at health care and nursing conferences, and college campuses.