Francis “Frank” Greaney was born and raised in Waterbury Conn. He graduated from Fairfield University with a B.A. in Economics. His volunteer work at Bridgeport Hospital inspired him to apply to the Yale Program in Hospital Administration. His two years at YSPH were instrumental in expanding his mind and his career horizons. He was intrigued by the variety of careers pursued by Yale MPH’ers.
He followed a few of those paths. He returned to Yale to work as a Research Associate with Dr. Donald Riedel. He worked at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in NYC, at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and he served on the staff of Mayor John Lindsay’s task force that created the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. At the age of 34, he was named CEO of Bon Secours Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth VA. He later pursued his interest in cost containment, long before “managed care” was cool. He was instrumental in converting two Blue Cross Blue Shield plans to managed care plans and he started on of the first Preferred Provider Organizations as President of the American Health Network. He later served as Executive Vice President of two Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
In 1995, Frank established a unique retained executive search practice. That practice was dedicated exclusively to the recruitment of organ transplant professionals throughout the US. Greaney is still a Principal at that firm, Transplant Leadership Institute. Frank and his wife, the former Nancy Donnelly, are active members of the St. Thomas More, the Catholic Chapel & Center at Yale. Their daughter Mary and son Patrick both graduated from Yale College.