Meet Renown Health’s New President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Anthony D. Slonim will join Renown Health as President and CEO in early July.

AnthonyDSlonimRenown 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.”

 

More about Anthony D. Slonim, M.D., DrPH

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.

Leading Innovation: Dr. Slonim as a Physician Executive
Dr. Slonim combines his medical leadership with executive foresight to shape positive patient experiences and drive clinical innovation.”My choice to become a physician executive was a very deliberate choice,” said Dr. Slonim. “As a physician executive, not only am I able to help patients one at a time – but I am also able to contribute to whole populations of patients and create legacies around the kind of care that I strived to deliver for my patients as a physician.”

 

Impacting Lives, One Patient at a Time: Dr. Slonim as a Clinician
Dr. Slonim started his medical career as a nurse, working as an emergency department nurse for three years while completing his medical degree.After completing his medical degree from New York Medical College, Dr. Slonim continued his post-doctoral training with a residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., and a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.”For me, being a physician is a privilege,” Dr. Slonim said.

 

Shaping the Future of Medicine: Dr. Slonim as an Educator
Dr. Slonim brings expertise in academic medical schools and university-affiliated settings. He was one of the founding faculty members for the medicine and pediatrics department at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.Over the years, Dr. Slonim has served as a professor of pediatrics, public health and nursing. He has authored 16 textbooks and more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is a nationally recruited speaker on topics ranging from patient safety to healthcare reform.

 

Pioneering Ground-Breaking New Treatments: Dr. Slonim as a Researcher
As a grant-funded researcher with more than $2 million of NIH funding, Dr. Slonim’s research has enhanced patient safety and healthcare quality.”My research career has focused broadly on issues of healthcare quality with a specific emphasis on patient safety,” said Dr. Slonim. “It has helped to improve our understanding of quality and safety vulnerabilities and identify opportunities to directly improve patient care.”

 

Getting to Know the Person Behind the Accomplishments: Dr. Slonim as an Outdoorsman
Outside of work, Dr. Slonim enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He avidly enjoys bicycling, eating healthy and cooking.”The Reno Tahoe area is beautiful,” Dr. Slonim said. “I look forward to taking advantage of all the scenic trails, vistas and outdoor activities the area offers.”

 

Giving Back: Dr. Slonim as Community Contributor
Dr. Slonim has volunteered for the New Jersey Special Olympics Committee since 1992 and has been active in his community. He is board chair of the not-for-profit CMR Institute which offers expert healthcare training programs to more than 12,000 professionals annually and 75 healthcare companies nationwide.

 

5 Responses to “Meet Renown Health’s New President and Chief Executive Officer”

  1. Renown is incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Slonim on board. At the HFMA gathering I was able to meet a director that peeked my interest in Renown. When I opened up the website and saw that Dr. Slonim is the new CEO, I was marveled at what a small world it really is! I had called on Dr. Slonim in his previous position and he was incredibly professional and kind. Looking forward to the great things that happen as a result of the move for Renown! Congratulations, everyone!

  2. Carol Sembach RN CAPA says:

    Welcome to Reno and Renown. I look forward to your expertise and leadership that you will bring. Reno is a great place to live and hope your transition is smooth.

    Carol

  3. Carl Collett, CHESP says:

    Welcome. I look forward to your excellent guidance in the future. I also look forward to learning a great deal from you and to continuing to make Renown a great place for great people to do great work!

  4. Allow me to congrtulate you most warmly both on my behalf and on behalf of Renown Health.

    **Welcome**

  5. Sue Cacibauda, RN, BS, CAPA says:

    Welcome to Reno and to Renown. I look forward to meeting you. I am a 31 yr employee of Renown and work in surgical services at Renown South Meadows pre-admission. All the best to you as you transition into your new life in Reno.
    Sue

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