Partners HealthCare System in Boston named Gary Gottlieb to succeed James Mongan as president and chief executive officer.
Partners taps Gottlieb
Boston system picks successor to retiring Mongan
Mongan, 66, plans to retire at the end of 2009 after seven years in the position. Gottlieb, 53, is president of Partners 746-bed Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, and joined Partners in 1998 as the systems first chairman of psychiatry and mental health and a professor of psychiatry at Partners-affiliated Harvard Medical School. Both men are physicians.
During Mongans tenure, Partners brought all of its primary-care physicians into an electronic health-record system and established a computerized physician order-entry system at the 10 Partners hospitals.
He also has been a prominent voice addressing healthcare policy challenges in Massachusetts and nationally, working on behalf of his states landmark universal health plan and serving as chairman of the Commonwealth Funds Commission on a High Performance Health System, which in February unveiled a blueprint for national healthcare reform.
Under his leadership, Partners has become a national model of an integrated, academic healthcare delivery system, committed to quality, access and cost management, said Board Chair Jack Connors Jr. in a news release.
The board voted unanimously to choose Gottlieb after a national search for Mongans replacement, and Connors credited Gottlieb, in his role at Brigham and Womens, as a strong advocate for advancing patient-care and safety initiatives. Gottlieb also has worked with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to address workforce development and health disparities.
Both Gottlieb and Mongan have been recognized by Modern Healthcare as leaders in the industry.
In 2008 Gottlieb was No. 33 on Modern Healthcares 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives ranking and No. 80 on the magazines 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare ranking, while Mongan topped the physician list and was No. 97 on the other. Mongan also was one of three recipients of the 2008 CEO IT Achievement Award, co-sponsored by Modern Healthcare and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
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