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New CEO Named at Weiss Memorial Hospital: Physician Leader Starts Sept. 30, Bringing New Perspective to Chicago Healthcare Market

Sep 26, 2011

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Weiss CEO, Jeff Steinberg, M.D.CHICAGO (Sept. 26, 2011) — A urological surgeon from the East Coast is named to lead Weiss Memorial Hospital, one of four Vanguard Health System-owned medical facilities in the Chicago market.

Jeffrey Steinberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., 51, has been appointed the new chief executive officer at Weiss. He replaces Frank Molinaro, F.A.C.S., who had served in C-suite positions at Weiss since 2004 and transitioned from the CEO spot this past July to lead one of Vanguard’s hospitals in the Phoenix market. 

“I am pleased we have been able to attract such an accomplished executive physician to lead Weiss during a pivotal time of growth for the hospital,” said William Foley, president of the Vanguard Health Systems Chicago Market. “As the healthcare landscape changes, it’s more important than ever to strengthen ties with physicians to meet the needs of our patients. Dr. Steinberg will help Weiss reach greater successes in those areas.”                                        

Dr. Steinberg comes to Weiss from Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., where he served as senior vice president for health policy and disparity, and chairman and director of surgery since 2006. During his tenure there, Dr. Steinberg recruited 14 new employed surgeons generating $20 million in professional net patient revenue and growing the surgery department to more than 220 active surgeons. He also created a joint replacement institute that performs 2,800 cases a year and is the seventh largest center in the country. 

“I am looking forward to using my expertise, experience and relationship-building skills to enhance what has been done here in recent years, especially in orthopedics, urology and cardiac care,” Dr. Steinberg said. 

Prior to Saint Francis Hospital, Dr. Steinberg served as chief of surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., which is the flagship hospital of Vanguard Health’s New England Market. While at Saint Vincent’s, he created the first da Vinci Robotic Surgical Program in Central Massachusetts. He also led the transition of the general surgery residency affiliation from UMASS Medical School to Beth Israel Hospital. In addition, Dr. Steinberg was at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) where he initially served as chief of urology and subsequently acting chief of surgery. While at the CHA, he contributed to the official designation of CHA as a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate.

Dr. Steinberg earned his medical degree from Temple University – School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn.; and served his residency in the Harvard Program in Urology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass. Dr. Steinberg is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, and he is currently working toward a Master in Science degree in healthcare management at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.