Crain’s Health Pulse
February 28, 2013
Mount Sinai Health Network Names President
Dr. Arthur Klein, 65, was named president of the Mount Sinai Health Network, a new position. He will oversee a network of satellite practices, affiliations and Mount Sinai-owned medical practices. His marching orders are to develop a "best practice" physician network "as it relates to health care efficiency and reforms that improve coordinated and integrated patient care, especially in collaboration with Mount Sinai's accountable care organization," the hospital announced yesterday.
"Networks and system development is my sweet spot," said Dr. Klein, a pediatric cardiologist.
Dr. Klein said he was approached about the job last month by Mount Sinai Medical Center CEO Kenneth Davis.
"I've had a longstanding friendship with Ken Davis and have tremendous respect for his turnaround of Mount Sinai," Dr. Klein said. "Ken realizes that the future will be very different from the past. We will have to respond with new metrics of care. It's almost a perfect storm."
Dr. Klein is leaving the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he had been Western regional executive director since 2011; he joined the system in 2009 as senior vice president of children's services. He also was executive director of North Shore-LIJ's Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center.
"I feel I accomplished the goals Michael set for me," said Dr. Klein, referring to Michael Dowling, the system's president and chief executive. Examples are turning around losses at Lenox Hill Hospital and stabilizing clinical operations, as well as "immense changes" at the children's hospital, which will open a new pavilion in April.
"Dr. Klein is known as an innovator in the evolving health care landscape," Dr. Davis said in a statement. "With Dr. Klein's leadership, we will invigorate and integrate our growing network of hospitals, clinical practices and polyclinics."