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  • Barry R. Freedman, President & CEO Einstein Healthcare Network

    Barry Freedman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Einstein Healthcare Network.

    Freedman leads a network of over 9,000 employees, including a staff of 600 employed physicians, 450 residents and fellows and over 1,200 affiliated physicians. Collectively, they provide comprehensive healthcare services through Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, internationally recognized MossRehab, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Willowcrest (skilled nursing facility), as well as a number of outpatient and satellite locations.

    John Finger, Chief Administrative Officer

    John Finger is responsible for a diverse portfolio of activities for the network.

    Finger oversees the work of the Strategic Planning and Business Development department, which works closely with the senior clinical and administrative leadership to identify opportunities for growth and expansion, and the development of strategic and business plans. In addition, Finger oversees the activities of the departments of Marketing and Communications, Information Services and Government Relations and Community Affairs, ensuring Network priorities are met.

    Susan Bernini, Chief Operating Officer, Einstein Healthcare Network

    Susan Bernini manages all operating policies, plans and programs for Einstein Healthcare Network acute care, rehabilitation, behavioral health and skilled nursing entities, as well as Einstein Practice Plan, Inc, a 350-physician multi-specialty group practice, and Einstein Community Care Associates, a 50-physician primary care group. Bernini also is responsible for overseeing quality functions including quality initiatives, patient safety, patient experience and patient advocates, and for the academic initiatives including graduate medical education. She works with Einstein administrative and clinical leaders to ensure that the Network provides compassionate, high-quality care with the highest safety standards on a day-to-day basis.

    Bernini has worked at Einstein Healthcare Network for more than 40 years. She was appointed to her current role as COO in 1992. Under her leadership, several programs were developed and accredited, including a level one trauma center; a CT surgical program; a liver transplant program; an advanced cardiology intervention program; a spine center, a cancer center, a bariatric program, a stroke unit and numerous others. In addition, Bernini oversaw the development of many community service programs to benefit the frail elderly, children and young mothers.

    Ruth Lefton, COO, MossRehab, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park

    Ruth Lefton directs the overall operations of MossRehab.

    She is responsible for helping to develop and implement strategic plans for the organization as the head of the department of administration. Within administration, she approves and oversees budgets for the organization while also handling patient and family issues.

    Cindy McGlone, VP, Healthcare Services

    Cindy McGlone is responsible for a number of front-end revenue areas, including registration, health information management, case management and several clinical areas, including Medical and Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Neurology and Medicine.

    Lynne Kornblatt, Chief Human Resources Officer

    Lynne Kornblatt provides leadership and direction for volunteers, chaplaincy, language, cultural services and other medical staff services.

    In her role, Kornblatt leads human resource strategy and operations, including workforce planning, recruitment, retention strategies, labor and employee relations, occupational health, workers’ compensation and, compensation and benefits. She also oversees organizational and staff development.

    Beth Duffy, Chief Operating Officer, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

    Beth Duffy manages the operations at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, which opened in September 2012 and became the first hospital to be built in southeastern Pennsylvania in more than a decade.

    Duffy is responsible for helping develop and implement operating policies, plans and programs in administrative, clinical, fiscal and strategic areas while routinely evaluating performance. She works with Einstein Medical Center Montgomery’s executive team of administrative and clinical leaders to ensure that the hospital provides compassionate, high-quality care with the highest safety standards on a day-to-day basis.

    Joan Gubernick, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

    Joan Gubernick is responsible for all aspects of Einstein's marketing and communications efforts.

    This includes brand management, advertising, web/interactive and internal and external communications. She spearheaded the marketing initiative supporting the opening of Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in September 2012.

    Penny J. Rezet, Vice President and General Counsel, Office of General Counsel

    Penny Rezet and The Office of the General Counsel are responsible for addressing the Network’s legal, risk management and insurance issues (with the exception of Workers’ Compensation).

    Rezet and The Office of the General Counsel provides prompt and efficient legal representation to all entities in the Network, including Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, MossRehab, and Belmont Behavioral Health.

    Rich Montalbano, Vice President & Project Executive 

    Rich Montalbano is responsible for the development of Einstein Montgomery Medical Center in East Norriton, PA. 

    Montalbano oversaw the land acquisition, governmental approvals and the planning and construction of the building.  He was also responsible for acquiring equipment for the new hospital and moving patients from Montgomery Hospital to Einstein Montgomery Medical Center.

    Ken Levitan, VP & CIO, Information Services

    Ken Levitan is responsible for developing the enterprise information technology vision and plans, selecting and implementing new technology solutions, and managing and securing IT assets across the enterprise. 

    David F. Ertel, Chief Financial Officer

    David F. Ertel oversees financial reporting, budgets and regulatory filings for Einstein Healthcare Network, which generates $1.1 billion in annual revenue.This includes directing our network’s strategic financial initiatives and representing Einstein to our rating agencies, the FHA and other outside parties.

    His background in investment banking and strategic financing will be an asset as we seek to engage in advantageous future relationships and effective, long-range capital planning. In addition, Ertel manages the departments of Purchasing and Materials Management.

    Michael Stern, Vice President, Healthcare Services

    Michael Stern is responsible for the departments of Perioperative Services, Anesthesiology, Emergency Services, OB-GYN, Organ Disease and Transplant, the Transplant Lab, Surgery, Trauma, Pathology and Laboratories, Pharmacy, Respiratory, CESS and Regulatory within the Einstein Heathcare Network.

    Carol Prushan, Vice President and Chief Development Officer

    Carol Prushan is responsible for shaping, leading and implementing Einstein Healthcare Network’s fundraising strategy and growing revenue from a variety of sectors, including major giving, special events, annual fund, grants and contracts, and government funding.

    Prushan leads our efforts to identify new constituencies and further the culture of philanthropy across our network. She also plays a major role in our efforts to enhance Einstein’s reputation and spearhead the network’s capital campaign.

    The Office of Development’s efforts include annual giving, planned giving, bequests, special events, corporate and foundation giving. Prushan oversees fundraising for volunteer organizations, such as the EHN Auxiliary, Women’s League for Medical Research, Breast Cancer Action Group and the Friends of Belmont. She works closely with Government Relations & Public Affairs to obtain financial support via government grants and contracts and to conduct community relations activities.

    Sharon Bergen, Chief Operating Officer, Belmont Behavioral Health

    Sharon A. Bergen directs the overall operations of Belmont Behavioral Health.

    She is responsible for helping develop and implement operating policies, plans, and programs in administrative, clinical, fiscal and strategic domains while routinely evaluating performance.  Bergen and her team work together to maintain high levels of patient satisfaction by providing safe, high quality patient care at Belmont Behavioral Health.  

    Dixieanne James, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development

    Dixieanne James oversees Einstein’s strategic planning and business development functions, focusing on the identification of new growth opportunities at Einstein's facilities and throughout the Philadelphia region.

    She works closely with Einstein’s clinical, research, academic and administrative leadership, providing support for the development and implementation of new programs and services, as well as the assessment of existing ones – all to help ensure Einstein is positioned for success in this new era of healthcare reform and accountable care.

    Jerry Zuckerman, MD, Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer

    Jerry Zuckerman, MD, is responsible for all quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, as well as infection prevention and control activities for Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park, MossRehab, Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment and Einstein Practice Plan (EPP), and Einstein Community Health Associates (ECHA).