Arthur Klein, MD, Recruited as President of The Mount Sinai Health Network

Former New York Presbyterian and North-Shore-LIJ Health System Executive to Oversee Network Development

New York
 – February 27, 2013 /Press Release/  –– 

The Mount Sinai Medical Center announced today that Arthur Klein, MD, has been named President of The Mount Sinai Health Network. In his new role, he will oversee the network of satellite practices, affiliations, and Mount Sinai-owned practices.  Dr. Klein is a former executive at New York Presbyterian and North Shore-LIJ Health System.

"Dr. Klein is known as an innovator in the evolving health care landscape," said Kenneth L.  Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center.  "Mount Sinai has established itself as an unparalleled source for groundbreaking research, excellence in education and high-quality, compassionate clinical care. With Dr. Klein's leadership, we will invigorate and integrate our growing network of hospitals, clinical practices and polyclinics."

Responsible for fostering relationships with external physician practices and internal clinical services at Mount Sinai, Dr. Klein will work in conjunction with Dr. Davis, as well as Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Don Scanlon, Mount Sinai's Chief Financial Officer.  He will also 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, Mount Sinai Care, LLC.

"We are confident that Dr. Klein's leadership and communication skills will make him a natural in working with our full-time and voluntary physicians, as well as all clinical staff and our business development team," said Dr. Charney.

As one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, Mount Sinai serves the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties through a robust health care network of over 100 clinical relationships including Mount Sinai physician practices, a network of 18 affiliated hospitals, 5 nursing homes, and 12 physician group practices

Recently, Mount Sinai announced a clinical affiliation with Staten Island's Richmond University Medical Center, and it opened a 75,000 square foot multi-specialty physician practice in Brooklyn Heights offering outpatient services including primary and specialty care, diagnostic services and urgent care.  New practices include an Urgent Care Facility on Manhattan's Upper West Side and a multi-specialty clinic in Chinatown.  

"Mount Sinai has always been a trailblazer in research, education, and patient care, including the development of even better models of care to benefit patients," said Dr. Klein on his new appointment.  "This is an exciting moment to join Mount Sinai, when the institution is expanding its reach to better serve individuals and families living not only in the five boroughs, but also in Westchester and Long Island.  

Dr. Klein, a pediatric cardiologist, comes to Mount Sinai from the North Shore-LIJ Health System, where he has served as Western Regional Executive Director since 2011, with oversight of all health system facilities in western Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island.  In fact, he was involved in administrative oversight of Lenox Hill Hospital, the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Institute, Staten Island University's North and South sites, and the Center for Comprehensive Care in lower Manhattan.  While at North Shore-LIJ, he has focused on physician partnerships and opportunities for growth and investment.  

From 2009-2011, Dr. Klein was Executive Director of North Shore-LIJ's Steven and Alexander Cohen Children's Medical Center (CCMC) of New York where he was responsible for the quality and growth of pediatric medicine across the entire North Shore-LIJ Health System.   He joined North Shore-LIJ in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Children's Services.

Prior to his tenure at North Shore-LIJ, Dr. Klein was SVP and Chief Physician Officer at Lifespan Corporation in Providence, RI, where he was also Associate Dean for Strategy and Special Projects at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The New York Presbyterian Healthcare System, and as Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where he completed his residency and fellowship.

Dr. Klein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, and has written extensively on pediatric cardiology. A native of New York City, he received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, and a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About The Mount Sinai Medical Center
The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Established in 1968, the Icahn School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States, and is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation's top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors.  Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by  U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll.  Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place.

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