Goldberg named CEO of Vanderbilt University HospitalApr. 1, 2005, 8:20 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Larry M. Goldberg, vice president for hospital
operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, has been named
executive director and CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital.
The appointment confers leadership responsibility for both the adult
hospital and the Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt. Goldberg, 43, will
start work at Vanderbilt in mid-May.
“In Larry Goldberg we‘ve found an executive leader with the skills,
knowledge and strong record of success that we had sought for this key
position on our leadership team,” said Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., vice
chancellor for Health Affairs. “We‘re glad to have found him, we look
forward to his contributions and we ask that everyone join us in
welcoming Larry to VUMC.”
The top job at VUH was last occupied by Mark Penkhus, who left in 2002.
The position was held open until after the opening of the Monroe Carell
Jr. Children‘s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the refurbishment of the
vacated children‘s space in VUH. Norman Urmy, executive vice president
for Clinical Affairs, has pulled double duty, managing VUH while also
leading the larger VUMC clinical enterprise. Urmy echoed Jacobson‘s
satisfaction with Goldberg‘s appointment.
“I think he‘s just who we need. I think he‘s terrific,” Urmy said.
“This is a very collaborative place and an extremely complex
institution, very physician-driven, where clinical services are
performed in concert with education and research. In Larry, we knew we
had a leading candidate with the right skills, and we knew that he had
been very successful at Northwestern. By the time we offered him the
position, we had also assured ourselves of having found a leader who is
very well suited to our institution and its organizational culture.”
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching affiliate for
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital
serves over 40,000 admissions and 290,000 outpatient registrations
annually, with a medical staff of 1,250 physicians and 450 house staff.
“What attracted me to this opportunity is the longstanding tradition of
excellence and success that Vanderbilt has attained,” Goldberg said.
“It is an outstanding institution with great people and a great vision
and I am looking forward to becoming a part of this already respected
academic medical center.”
Before joining Northwestern in 1998, Goldberg spent several years in
New York in the health care consulting practices of Deloitte &
Touche and Ernst & Young. He was born and raised near Philadelphia,
bachelor‘s degree from the University of North Carolina and a master‘s in health administration from Duke University.
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