Steven I. Goldstein to Fill Executive Director Position at Strong Memorial Hospital

September 09, 1996

Steven I. Goldstein, president and chief executive officer of Rochester General Hospital, has accepted the position of executive director and chief operating officer at Strong Memorial Hospital. In addition, Goldstein will direct the managed care activities at Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester Medical Center's health care system, which will include (pending Federal Trade Commission approval) the Highland Health Care System.

Goldstein will report to Strong Memorial Hospital general director and chief executive officer Leo P. Brideau. He'll join the hospital on September 16 and will assume responsibilities for all aspects of the 736-bed hospital's operation; in addition, he'll lead the effort to prepare the health care system to succeed in a managed care environment.

"Since Leo Brideau became Strong Memorial Hospital's chief executive officer in January of 1995, the position of chief operating officer for the hospital had been left vacant," says Jay H. Stein, M.D., senior vice president and vice provost of the University of Rochester Medical Center. "With Steve Goldstein now filling this position, we have an experienced leader to take over the much needed function of directing hospital operations as well as helping direct the transition our integrated delivery system must make into a managed care environment. We're pleased he will join us."

Goldstein had been at Rochester General Hospital since 1982, when he joined the 526-bed hospital as executive vice president and director of operations. In 1993, he was named the hospital's president and chief executive officer. In 1995 he assumed additional duties as senior vice president of the Greater Rochester Health System, Inc.

Before joining Rochester General Hospital, Goldstein was vice president, senior vice president, and then acting president and chief executive officer of The Children's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, positions he held between 1977 and 1982. During this period he was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Community Medicine at Wright State University School of Medicine. Prior to his Ohio positions, Goldstein had been an administrator with the University of Nebraska Hospitals and Clinics and the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute.

"In trying to fill this senior position on our management team, we sought the best person we could find, and I'm pleased that Steve Goldstein has agreed to accept the job," says Leo P. Brideau. "Throughout his career he has been known for his integrity and his judgment, and for his excellent management capabilities. He will play an important role for the hospital and the Medical Center in this new era."

"Steve Goldstein has earned the respect of physicians as well as clinical and administrative leaders," says Raymond Mayewski, M.D., medical director for clinical services at Strong Memorial Hospital. "We'll look to him to help ensure that we continue to succeed in this rapidly changing health care environment."

Goldstein is a 1969 graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University. He received a master's degree in hospital and health care administration from the St. Louis University Graduate School of Health and Hospital Administration.

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