Less than three months after becoming dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, longtime psychiatry professor Kenneth Davis, M.D., 56, was promoted to president and CEO of parent organization Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Davis replaces Kenneth Berns, M.D., 64, who was hired for the top job at Mount Sinai Medical Center in February 2002. Berns will remain on the medical school faculty as a professor of genetic research.
The March 21 move is part of a plan to reunify the administration of the school and Mount Sinai Hospital, which have been run separately since the hospital merged with New York University Medical Center in 1998. It coincided with a decision to cut 500 jobs as the medical center struggles with a financial crisis, says spokesperson Mel Granick.
The same week, in Santa Barbara, Calif., Tenet Healthcare Corp. named Stephen Newman, M.D., to the newly created post of CEO for Tenet's California operations. Tenet runs 40 hospitals in the state. Newman, a pediatric gastroenterologist, previously oversaw nine Tenet hospitals in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.