100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2018
Thomas Zenty III
CEO, University Hospitals
University Hospitals in June opened a new academic medical center as part of its push to address health disparities and social determinants of care. The center is focused on trying to decrease infant mortality and pre-term birth rates in northeast Ohio, which are some of the highest in the nation. In March, Zenty addressed a controversy over the loss of nearly 4,000 eggs and embryos in a fertility lab accident. "I can't say it any more plainly, we failed our fertility clinic patients. We are sorry. I am sorry. And we're going to do everything we can to regain our patients' trust," he said.