Who: Ken Levitan, 52
New role: Chief administrative officer at Einstein Healthcare Network, based in Philadelphia. The three-hospital, not-for-profit academic medical center employs 8,500 and has a network of more than 700 physicians.
Background: Levitan returns to Einstein after a two-year stint at consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he was executive director of its healthcare provider practice. Previously he was Einstein Healthcare's chief information officer for 10 years.
Transforming care: Levitan will work with senior leaders to set Einstein's strategic direction. The organization is looking to engage in more risk-based approaches to care delivery, including bundled payments and accountable care organizations, Levitan said. “I'm focused on transforming how we do business from a more traditional inpatient volume-based business to a more risk-oriented outpatient component,” he said.
Protecting patients: Einstein serves as a safety-net hospital in the Philadelphia area. Levitan said he will advocate on behalf of patients as the GOP looks to shake up the healthcare system. “I will ensure that the government-insured population we serve is understood by policy-makers and supported to make sure they get the care they need.”