Lorraine Chambers Lewis, PA-C, MBA, FACHENorthwell Health
Lorraine Chambers Lewis is the Executive Director of Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, part of the Northwell Health network. She leads Northwell Health’s most diverse hospital and provides healthcare services for the Queens community.
As Executive Director, she oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic plans for Long Island Jewish Forest Hills hospital, a 312-bed community teaching hospital that provides inpatient medical and surgical care, intensive care, and women’s health services. She previously served as Vice President of Employee Health Services overseeing the administrative occupational health needs of Northwell Health’s workforce. Under her leadership, that workforce was ferried through health crises like Ebola, H1N1, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.
A physician assistant since 1993, Chambers Lewis has worked in emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine, and occupational health. She began her career at Queens Hospital Center and came to Northwell, then North Shore-LIJ Health System, in 2002 as a supervising physician assistant for Long Island Jewish Medical Center’s emergency department. After transitioning to occupational health in 2007, she took on positions of increasing responsibility as the function grew during a time of rapid expansion for Northwell. In addition to launching Northwell’s first injury management and prevention program for worker safety, she launched an occupational health business model for direct to employer clients including an on-site health and wellness clinic. Chambers Lewis is a graduate of The CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program and received her MBA in Quality Management from Hofstra University. She is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Born and raised in St. Albans, Queens, she has seen the growth and evolution of the downtown Jamaica area and was excited to join the board of JCAL in 2019. She believes that art is essential to the human experience and is committed to helping to maintain the arts in this community.