Friday, September 9, 2011

New Loyola University Health System President and CEO, Larry Goldberg of Vanderbilt, Brings Academic and Administrative Leadership

Larry M. Goldberg, chief executive officer, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer of Loyola University Health System (LUHS). He will officially join the health system in mid-October 2011.

To LUHS, Goldberg, 49, brings the insight of a veteran of academic medicine as well as the skill of a strategic business leader. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Goldberg led a multi-year strategic positioning initiative for the medical center, including the clinical, academic and research enterprises, aimed at improving profitability. Also while at Vanderbilt, he oversaw the planning and construction of a 141-bed critical-care patient tower and supported the development of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.

Goldberg knows the Chicago health care market very well. Prior to joining the leadership team at Vanderbilt, Goldberg served as vice president of hospital operations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. In that role, Goldberg directly managed all support, diagnostic, therapeutic and ambulatory care services. In addition to direct line management, he led critical operational activities, including inpatient capacity, hospital-wide information systems, and program development for the hospital's centers of excellence, including cardiovascular services, neurological sciences, oncology, solid organ transplantation and women's health.

"Larry is a remarkable leader who will serve Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health with distinction and expertise in academic medicine," said Joseph R. Swedish, president and CEO, Trinity Health. "He also brings a strong commitment to excellent patient care. We are delighted to have him join us."

Goldberg will replace Daniel G. Hale, who has been serving as LUHS' interim president and CEO since July 1, 2011, when the health system became a part of Trinity Health, an organization of 47 hospitals based in Novi, Mich. Hale is executive vice president of the Trinity Institute for Health and Community Benefits at Trinity Health.

Goldberg received his Master of Health Administration Degree from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, in 1990 and his bachelor of science degree in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1985.

He served on the board of the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee since 2005 and was its chairman from 2008-2010. Goldberg also is the current chairman of the board of Middle Tennessee e-Health Connect, a position he has held since 2010.

A frequent presenter and lecturer, Goldberg is a thought leader on healthcare reform and the economics of medicine. He remains involved with numerous charitable organizations including the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Partnership to Educate & Advance Kids, and is the founding member of the board of directors for the Joseph G. Nicholas Foundation for the Promotion of Youth Education.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.