Weiss Memorial Hospital Names New Chief Executive Officer

CHICAGO (Jan. 14, 2013) — Vanguard Health System’s (now Tenet Healthcare) Chief Medical Officer in the Chicago market, Anthony J. Tedeschi, M.D., M.P.H, M.B.A., assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer at Weiss Memorial Hospital, one of four hospitals part of the healthcare system in Chicago. Dr. Tedeschi, 51, will retain his CMO leadership responsibilities.

“Tony’s doctor executive experience and operational and clinical leadership abilities will further strengthen Weiss’ reputation for quality care,” said William T. Foley, President of Vanguard Health System’s (now Tenet Healthcare) Chicago Market. “He also has a strong commitment to strengthening communities.”

A senior-level healthcare professional for 20 years, Dr. Tedeschi has implemented strategic plans that have included quality improvement initiatives, which have resulted in awards and accreditation by The Joint Commission. Before joining Vanguard Health Systems in 2011, he served as doctor leader at a number of hospitals, primarily in the Chicago area, including Cook County Health and Hospitals System. Dr. Tedeschi was also a founding partner and Executive Vice President at The Sibery Group, LLC., an Oak Brook-based healthcare consulting firm focused on hospital quality and financial performance improvement.

Over the years, Dr. Tedeschi has given back to the Chicago community. He’s an executive sponsor of the Healthy Beverages Group, which led to eliminating sugar-loaded beverages at Vanguard Health System’s (now Tenet Healthcare) Chicago market hospitals, and has been a corporate team leader for health-related fundraising efforts. He has served as president and board member for Metropolitan Chicago Health Association and other medical organizations and has served as a volunteer youth baseball coach for many years.

“I’m looking forward to further enhancing medical services to the North Side community Weiss serves,” Dr. Tedeschi said.

He fills the role held by Jeffrey Steinberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., for more than a year. Steinberg stepped out of the CEO position at Weiss in December to return to a primary focus in his clinical career.

Dr. Tedeschi took on the combined Vanguard Health Systems (now Tenet Healthcare), Chicago Market, CMO/Weiss CEO position on December 17.

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