“Philanthropy in an academic medical center such as the Mount Sinai Health System helps improve patient care and provides necessary funding for the innovative treatments that answer society’s pressing health care needs,” according to leaders of Mount Sinai, who recently appeared on a special edition of CNBC’s television show Squawk Box to discuss their support.
David L. Reich, MD, a prominent thought leader in the field of anesthesiology who has been at Mount Sinai for nearly three decades, was named Interim President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The Mount Sinai Hospital, effective immediately. A 2011 Physician of the Year honoree, Dr. Reich is the Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.
Wayne Keathley has stepped down as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Mount Sinai Hospital to become President of Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center and Health Network in Houston, Texas. “We would like to thank Mr. Keathley for his outstanding service to Mount Sinai over the past nine years,” said Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “During this time, Mount Sinai has experienced tremendous growth and change, and we are confident this outstanding growth will continue under the leadership of Dr. Reich, who has assumed the interim positions.” Dr. Davis added that a national search for President and COO was launched and Dr. Reich is a candidate for these positions.