At our upcoming 2017 Benefit, the Children’s Dream Foundation is delighted to be honoring Dr. Frank Medici for his vision in bringing specialized pediatric care to community hospitals and his lifetime commitment to improving the quality of pediatric care in Rockland County.
Dr. Medici completed his medical training in pediatrics at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. Following military service as a Captain in the US Air Force, he founded Clarkstown Pediatrics in Rockland County in 1966. Through his careful nurturing, Clarkstown Pediatrics grew to include four additional Rockland County locations and 10 pediatricians.
As a practicing pediatrician for 25 years, Dr. Medici saw a pressing need in Rockland County for pediatric specialty care. Until the early 1980s, children requiring emergency or specialized care had to be seen at New York City hospitals.
During his tenure at Nyack Hospital as the Director of Pediatrics and later as President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Medici was particularly focused on improving children’s care. He was instrumental in creating Rockland County’s only dedicated pediatric emergency room (an early grant project of the Children’s Dream Foundation), several pediatric subspecialty ambulatory clinics, a Level II Intermediate Care Nursery and Rockland County’s only in-patient Pediatric Unit. In 1992, Dr. Medici joined Oxford Health Plans as a corporate Vice President. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Medici was involved with teaching. His professorial positions at New York Hospital and New York Medical College helped to train many pediatric residents in Rockland County and beyond.
Dr. Medici believes in giving back to his community. He has served on the Board of Directors of Dominican College, Nyack Hospital, Nyack Hospital Foundation, the United Way of Rockland County and Rockland County Club Foundation. His professional achievements and community contributions have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated; in fact, County Executive John Grant in 1990 declared August 28th to be “Frank Medici Day” in Rockland County. In 1990, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by Dominican College.