New York, NY – June 28, 2011 – The Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital announced today that it has named Steven J. Corwin, M.D., (photo left) as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital. Dr. Corwin succeeds Herbert Pardes, M.D., who is retiring as head of the Hospital and will become Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
The Board also announced that Robert E. Kelly, M.D., has been named President of the Hospital, reporting to Dr. Corwin. The new appointments follow a national search by a committee of the Board of Trustees and are effective Sept. 6, 2011.
John J. Mack, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said: "I am delighted to make this announcement about the new leadership at NewYork-Presbyterian. Steve Corwin is uniquely qualified to chart a course through the opportunities and challenges ahead for this great hospital. He is a thoughtful and bold leader who has already made a significant mark on NewYork-Presbyterian. He and Dr. Kelly represent the next generation of leadership for this remarkable institution. They, along with the rest of our senior executive team, have exceeded ambitious objectives in a very challenging environment to enhance patient care, to strengthen the Hospital's financial stability and to promote community health. They will continue NewYork-Presbyterian's commitment to advancing quality care for patients and their families."