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January 11, 2005
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., named interim executive director of University Hospital

SYRACUSE, N.Y.- Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., a hospital executive with a significant record of leadership in academic medicine, has been appointed interim executive director of University Hospital, the 366-bed teaching hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University. The appointment, effective Jan. 12, was announced by Steven Scheinman, M.D., executive vice president and dean of the College of Medicine.

Schaengold succeeds Ben Moore III, who served as executive director since 1994. Moore has been named hospital management coordinator.

“Ben Moore has served SUNY Upstate and University Hospital with dedication and ability,” said Scheinman. “He has led the hospital through many great successes and has positioned University Hospital well for the future in a dynamic healthcare environment.”

In appointing Schaengold (pronounced SHEN-gold), Scheinman brings to University Hospital an accomplished hospital executive in academic medicine who has been a member of the leadership team of some large health care systems, including Tenet Healthcare Corp. and George Washington University Hospital.

“Phillip Schaengold brings to University Hospital a long history of successful leadership in academic medical centers,” Scheinman said. “We are excited about the new perspective he will bring and the opportunity this will present for the hospital.”

Schaengold currently serves as a partner with Brightworks Management LLC, a management services company with a particular focus on hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and large physician groups.

Prior to joining Brightworks Management, Schaengold served as Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s vice president of operations for Tenet Pennsylvania, a 1,676-licensed bed system of six academic and community hospitals, associated with the Drexel University College of Medicine. The Tenet Pennsylvania hospitals and related healthcare operations annually generated approximately $1.0 billion in net revenue, 55,000 admissions; 450,000 outpatient visits; 150,000 emergency room visits and was supported by about 8,500 employees.

Schaengold began employment with Tenet in August 2000 and first served as Tenet’s vice president of operations for Tenet Saint Louis, a 1,584-licensed bed system of five academic and community hospitals, two nursing schools and a Medicaid HMO. Tenet Saint Louis annually generated approximately $700 million in net revenues; 46,000 admissions; 550,000 outpatient visits; 100,000 emergency room visits and was supported by 6,000 employees. Tenet Saint Louis included Saint Louis University Hospital, which serves as the principal teaching hospital for Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Tenet Saint Louis, Schaengold served as chief executive officer and managing director of George Washington University Hospital, a 379-bed tertiary care teaching facility in Washington, D.C., owned by Universal Health Services and George Washington University. Before accepting the George Washington University Hospital position in 1997, he served for five years as president and CEO of Sinai Health System in Detroit. That system consisted of a 598-bed tertiary teaching hospital and numerous satellite facilities throughout metropolitan Detroit.

From 1983 to 1992, Schaengold served in senior management positions including president and CEO of Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., a 430-bed acute care institution affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. He has also served as senior section manager for hospital information systems at McDonnell Douglas Corp., in St. Louis. He began his healthcare career with Providence Hospital in Cincinnati, in 1971.

Schaengold holds a juris doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University (1979), a master’s of business administration degree (1975) and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati (1971).

Schaengold is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Bar Association and the Ohio Bar.

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Editor’s note: Steven Scheinman, M.D., and Phillip S. Schaengold, J.D., will be available for interviews Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1164 Weiskotten Hall. Please call 464-7860 if you plan to attend.

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