Dr. Fred Rothstein will retire as president of University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland at the end of the year, after leading the facility for the past 12 years.
Rothstein, 64, has been president of UH Case Medical Center since 2003, leading the hospital through what officials say was the “most successful period in its history.” He oversaw the addition of the hospital's UH Seidman cancer center, its Center for Emergency Medicine and the neonatal intensive-care unit at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.
Under his leadership, the hospital achieved Magnet nursing status and became the first large academic medical center to receive the American Hospital Association – McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.
Before taking the helm as president, Rothstein held a number of leadership roles with UH, including serving as senior vice president of clinical integration and chairman of the University Hospitals Medical Group Board. He also served as acting president and CEO of the system between 2002 and 2003, during which time he developed a 50-year affiliation agreement with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.
Rothstein was also the pediatric gastroenterology chief at UH Rainbow Hospital earlier in his career. He continued to practice and serve as a professor until this year.
“Dr. Rothstein will leave a legacy as a humble, yet immensely influential leader whose impact radiates throughout our growing system and Northeast Ohio,” said Thomas Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals. “In an era of unprecedented change in healthcare, he has been a steadying force. His guidance has helped keep UH agile enough to adapt, and visionary enough to lead.”