Thomas F. Zenty III
Thomas F. Zenty III is Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals, a $4 billion comprehensive health system with a national reputation for providing world class healthcare.
Headquartered in Cleveland, UH serves over 1.2 million patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and physician offices in more than 200 locations across 15 counties in northern Ohio.
Under Mr. Zenty’s leadership, UH has raised over $1.5 billion in philanthropic support, grown market share, augmented clinical research, and expanded community benefit. Mr. Zenty also supported the establishment of the Harrington Project for Discovery and Development, an innovative initiative that supports leading physicianscientists worldwide in the development and commercialization of new drug therapies.
Prior to assuming leadership of UH in March 2003, Mr. Zenty was Executive Vice President for Clinical Care Services and Chief Operating Officer at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Previously, he held leadership roles with health systems in Arizona, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Mr. Zenty earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration from Pennsylvania State University; a Masters of Public Administration from New York University; and a Masters of Health Administration from Xavier University. He completed Harvard University Business School Executive Education programs in Competition and Strategy, and Audit Committees in the New Era of Governance. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree.
Becker’s Hospital Review includes Mr. Zenty in its list of the top 100 Non-Profit Hospital Health System CEOs to Know and Modern Healthcare listed Mr. Zenty among the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Recent honors include Global Institute for Leadership Development’s Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership, B’nai B’rith International’s National Healthcare Leadership Award and The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s Humanitarian Award.