Visiting Committee – Thomas Zenty

Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals Health System

Thomas F. Zenty III has been Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, since 2003.

He presides over an expansive healthcare network comprising approximately 21,000 employees and physicians at seven owned and two joint venture medical centers, and 18 major ambulatory health centers. University Hospitals is the State of Ohio’s fourth largest private employer. University Hospitals includes an extensive network of specialty and primary care physicians; offers skilled nursing, elder health, assisted living, rehabilitation and home care services; and owns a self-insured professional liability insurance corporation. The system’s nationally ranked academic medical center, UH Case Medical Center, is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Under Mr. Zentys leadership, University Hospitals has achieved numerous world class quality recognitions, demonstrated an impressive financial turnaround, achieved philanthropic support exceeding $800 million in 7 years, and recently completed a $1.2 billion strategic expansion.

Prior to assuming leadership at University Hospitals, Mr. Zenty was Executive Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Operating Officer at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, he held leadership roles with health systems in Arizona, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Mr. Zenty earned a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and masters degrees from New York University and Xavier University. He completed Harvard University Business School Executive Education programs in Competition and Strategy and Audit Committees in the New Era of Governance.

Mr. Zenty maintains many professional and community affiliations, is a board member and past board chair of several nonprofit organizations, holds board appointments on private equity and publicly traded corporations, has led numerous civic development activities has been awarded numerous business and professional awards, serves on visiting committees and lectures at several universities. He currently serves on the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and was recently recognized by Modern Healthcare’s as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.