Centre Island's Bruderman "In" as NUMC Chair


By Priya Persaud


Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman is moving fast to replace old officials and bring in some new talent to the county - with a renewed focus on the previously fiscally-troubled Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC).

Last month, Blakeman named Matthew Bruderman, a Centre Island resident, finance expert, and chairman of the wealth management firms of Bruderman Brothers and Bruderman Asset Management, as the new Chairman of the Board of Nassau University Medical Center.

Bruderman replaced Democrat appointee Edward Farbenblum - an appointee of former Democrat County Executive Laura Curran - as Chairman. But then Farbenblum refused to leave and relinquish the Chairman's position.

So Blakeman's office, earlier this month, filed charges to remove Farbenblum from the NUMC Board. The charges stated that Farbenblum had violated his fiduciary duties while serving on the board of NUMC and had failed to report the necessary financial disclosure forms.

In response to the seven-page complaint detailing Farbenblum's dereliction of duty, conflicts of interest, and refusal to comply with the state's disclosure laws, Farbenblum chose not to fight any longer, gave in his resignation as a trustee.

“I look forward to using my extensive experience in business and health care to restore NUMC to sound fiscal footing," stated Blakemnan. "We must ensure the county’s critical safety net hospital serve Nassau residents for decades to come.”

The appointment of Bruderman to the NUMC board will last until February 28, 2027.