Steven Altschuler: Leading the transformation of UM’s Health System
Written by Susan Danseyar on August 23, 2016
Just about seven months ago Steven Altschuler moved to Miami to take over as chief executive office of the University of Miami Health System as well as senior vice president of health affairs.
When he accepted the position, Dr. Altschuler said he was excited to be part of the system during this innovative era in health care and scientific research. The innovation, he said recently, is in science and the ability to use it quickly for the benefit of patients; the way the medical community delivers care, as well, and where and how it’s delivered.
Prior to this, Dr. Altschuler spent 15 years as CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he had been lauded by peers for presiding over its conversion from a traditional academic medical center and specialty hospital to a world leader in pediatric health care, research, education and advocacy for children.
The template of what was used in Philadelphia can be used in other systems, he said, and components will be embraced here.
UHealth is the only academically-based health care system in South Florida, Dr. Altschuler said, so his mission is to provide world-class care that’s integrated with translational research, then train the next generation of health care providers.
Miami Today reporter Susan Danseyar interviewed Dr. Altschuler in his office at UHealth.
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