Ken Levitan Appointed President & CEO of Einstein
The Board of Trustees of Einstein Healthcare Network announced the appointment of Ken Levitan as President and Chief Executive Officer. Levitan has been serving as the Network’s Interim President and CEO since January 1. With a long professional history at Einstein, most recently as the Network’s Chief Administrative Officer with oversight of strategic partnerships and alliances and responsibility over Human Resources, Information Services, Strategy/Planning and Performance Improvement and Government Relations, Levitan succeeded Barry Freedman, who retired this past December. As an experienced healthcare industry business leader, Levitan will lead Einstein through completion of the merger with Jefferson Health.
“We believe that Ken’s leadership qualities, intimate knowledge of Einstein and insights will greatly benefit Einstein as we integrate with Jefferson Health,” says Lawrence S. Reichlin, Chair, Board of Trustees for Einstein Healthcare Network. “This is a time that needs the right leader to meet the demands of our merger, and Ken has, time and time again, demonstrated his ability to handle the most complex projects and bring them to a successful conclusion.”
Prior to Ken’s current tenure, he was part of Einstein’s team for 10 years, from 2005 through 2015, before leaving to become Executive Director in the Healthcare Provider practice at Ernst & Young.
About Einstein Healthcare Network
Einstein Healthcare Network is a healthcare system with approximately 1,000 beds and more than 8,700 employees serving the communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa. The Network is made up of three acute care hospitals including Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, the largest independent academic medical center in the Philadelphia region training over 3,500 health professional students each year with more than 450 residents and fellows in over 35 accredited programs; Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park; and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. The Network also includes MossRehab, consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top rehabilitation hospital in the nation; Willowcrest, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best nursing homes for short-term rehabilitation care in Philadelphia; outpatient care centers; and a network of more than 900 primary care physicians and specialists throughout the region. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.