Weiss Memorial Hospital Appoints, Elects New Medical Officers: Doctors Stay Focused On Health Of The Community During Two-Year Term

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2015)—Weiss Memorial Hospital has made its biennial appointments and elections for department chairs and medical staff officers. These positions, effective Feb. 1, 2015, serve alongside the administrative leadership of the hospital and its board of trustees, and are held for two years.Clement Rose, M.D., internal medicine specialist, was elected as president of the medical staff. It’s his second time in the position during his tenure at Weiss. The native of Jamaica moved to Chicago with his family when he was 12 years old, and he has had a connection to Weiss ever since. His parents found jobs immediately at the hospital. Dr. Rose began working at Weiss at age 16 as a lab technician. He dreamed of being a doctor since age 3.

In his role as president, Dr. Rose acts as the official voice and representative of the medical staff. He appoints committees of the medical staff, supervises and coordinates medical staff activities; serves as a member of the hospital’s board of trustees; chairs the Medical Executive Committee and Credentials Committee; and acts as a liaison among the medical staff, trustee board and hospital president.

“I am humbled by the support of my colleagues,” Dr. Rose said. “In this leadership position, I plan to align the priorities of all our stakeholders – patients, medical staff, administration, employees and other providers in our community – to deliver the best, high quality healthcare to our patients and strengthen our reputation on Chicago’s North Side.” Dr. Rose lives in the city’s Uptown neighborhood with his wife.

Other newly elected medical staff officers are:

  • President-Elect: Henry Finn, MD
  • Treasurer: Sabah Khan, MD
  • Secretary: Spyros Theodorakis, MD

Henry Finn, MD, F.A.C.S., medical director of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics, medical director of the University of Chicago Bone and Joint Replacement Center at Weiss and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, also remains the appointed Chair of the Department of Surgery at Weiss. The position entails managing the clinical and administrative organization, activities and functions of the department, coordinate inter- and intradepartmental services and programs, and oversee the clinical privileges in the division.

“I am honored to get this vote of confidence from my peers to serve an additional term in this highly regarded position,” Dr. Finn said. “I will continue to foster an environment of professional excellence and collegiality, and put an emphasis on the patient experience.”

Maribe Bangayan, MD, pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist, has been elected Chair of the Department of Medicine at Weiss. Her duties include supervising the medicine department in both the administrative and clinical spheres, recommending clinical privileges to department members and implementing a monitoring and development system for members.

“I am excited to take on this role,” Dr. Bangayan said. “I hope to enable the medical staff to deliver the best patient care possible.”

“Each of these physicians has demonstrated excellence in practice within their own disciplines,” said Anthony J. Tedeschi, M.D., chief executive officer at Weiss. “In these leadership roles, I’m confident Weiss’ patient safety and quality care record will remain strong.”

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