Regina McGraw Joins St. Joseph’s Health as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

vicki vanslyke
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Regina McGraw Joins St. Joseph’s Health as Vice President,

Chief Compliance Officer


McGraw brings over 25 years of health care law and nursing experience to non-profit regional health care system


Syracuse, N.Y., November 30, 2016 – Kathryn Ruscitto, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph’s Health, today announced that Regina McGraw, RN, BSN, JD has been named vice president, chief compliance officer for the non-profit regional health care system. In this capacity, McGraw will oversee the monitoring and reporting of all regulatory compliance programs within the St. Joseph’s Health system of care and provide strategic guidance to the Board of Trustees and senior leadership team. 


McGraw will serve as the subject matter expert on all policies and procedures associated with the general operation of a formal compliance program, including regulations associated with physician contracts, coding and billing, Clinical Integration Networks and Accountable Care Organizations. She will advise and consult with the CEO, senior leaders and physicians throughout the system to help St. Joseph’s and its parent company, Trinity Health, maintain compliance across the full continuum of care.


“Regina is a health care administration veteran with extensive knowledge of the industry gained from an impressive mix of clinical and legal experience which will be instrumental to the success of our hospital system,” said Ruscitto. “She will work closely with me and other members of my staff to help us maintain full compliance with our regulatory obligations and deliver on our mission to provide the best possible health care services to our patients and advance the health of the communities we serve.”


Most recently, McGraw served as a senior attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King in Syracuse where she provided general counsel for multiple health systems with hospitals and affiliated physician practices and multiple independent physician practices and facilities including ambulatory surgery centers. Prior to joining Bond, Schoeneck & King, McGraw served as a senior managing counsel at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse where she was an in-house health care attorney.


McGraw also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for providing litigation consulting support on healthcare fraud and abuse matters for the U.S. government.  In her early legal career she was a medical malpractice litigator and a legal nurse consultant.


McGraw holds a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Nursing Diploma from Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA.  She is an attorney admitted to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a Registered Nurse licensed to practice in New York and Pennsylvania.  She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the New York Bar Association and an active member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Resources and the Central New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association.