Dr. Anthony D. Slonim will join Renown Health as President and CEO in early July.
Renown Health Board Chairman David Line announced today that Anthony D. Slonim, M.D., DrPH, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer for Renown Health. “We are extremely fortunate to have secured someone with Tony’s unique combination of education and experience,” Line said. “Frankly, I feel like we hit the jackpot.”
Dr. Slonim brings over 15 years of executive healthcare leadership experience, in addition to being a physician, professor, author and fellow. Most recently, Dr. Slonim served as the executive vice president and chief medical officer for Barnabas Health in West Orange, N.J., overseeing all initiatives supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care including clinical care areas, accountable care initiatives and information technologies. Barnabas is a $2.5 billion not-for-profit health network with eight acute care facilities, two children’s hospitals, 4,600 physicians and 18,000 employees. His previous roles include chief medical officer for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md.; vice president of medical affairs at Carilion Medical Center in Roanoke, Va.; attending physician at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.; and professor of medicine and pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Va.
Dr. Slonim is on the forefront of healthcare innovation and has shaped the future of medicine for more than a decade. He is a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the College of Critical Care Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine Critical Care and Pediatric Critical Care and holds faculty appointments at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the Jefferson College of Nursing and Health, and is a tenured professor of Basic Sciences, Medicine and Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in Administrative Medicine and Health Policy from George Washington University School of Public Health.
Drawing from his experience as a medical professional and executive leader, Dr. Slonim has published numerous articles on healthcare with emphasis on physician alliance. He was also a registered nurse who practiced in the emergency department while attending medical school.
After a year-long search and extensive interview process including more than 30 community leaders, board members, senior leadership and physicians, Dr. Slonim was selected. He takes over for Interim CEO Don Sibery who has been in place since April of 2013. Sibery will stay until Dr. Slonim is on board to ensure a smooth transition.
Dr. Slonim is enthusiastic about his new role with Renown stating, “When you combine a great organization like Renown and a great community like Reno, it was really an easy decision. The people I met and the ownership they feel for the health and well being of this community stands out. These are people I want to work with and a place where I feel like I can make a difference for patients.”
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The following statements were transcribed (with minor edits for brevity) from the ACPE Board of Directors Candidates video and a feature article from Inside Surgery.