Weiss Memorial Hospital Names New CEO


CHICAGO (March 20, 2017) — Karima Bentounsi has been named chief executive officer at Weiss Memorial Hospital. She will lead the overall direction, strategy, and operation of the hospital ensuring clinical quality, patient safety and experience, and employee engagement.Bentounsi has been with Weiss since 2012 and has served as interim CEO since January, 2017. Prior to her recent appointment she was chief operating officer of Weiss and was a key leader in developing the hospital’s Gender Confirmation program, one of five in the country.

“I appreciate this opportunity to continue serving our diverse community,” said Bentounsi. “We have an incredible team committed to providing high-quality, safe, and individualized care for our patients.”

Bentounsi was previously senior director of operations at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, the nation’s third largest public health system. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member of Uptown United. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

About Weiss Memorial Hospital
Weiss Memorial Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 236-bed community healthcare facility on Chicago’s North Side overlooking Lake Michigan. With more than 400 doctors—many of whom are academically affiliated—and 43 medical specialties, the hospital meets the needs of its patients through a full range of services. For more information, visit WeissHospital.com or call (800) 503-1234. Weiss Memorial Hospital is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading healthcare services company, which through its subsidiaries operates 80 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient centers, six health plans and Conifer Health Solutions, a leader in business process solutions for health care providers nationwide.

For more information, please contact:
Weiss Public Relations
(773) 564-7285