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Dr. Arthur Klein Named Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System

NEW YORK (Mar 27, 2000)

Dr. Arthur Klein, a leading pediatric cardiologist and health-care educator and administrator, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, one of the nation's and the world's largest and premier health-care systems. Dr. Herbert Pardes serves as both President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

Dr. Klein has been serving as President of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare Network since 1995. While he continues to retain this title and leadership role in the Network, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is currently repositioning itself, and changing its terminology, from a Network of health-care institutions to a full-service System.

As COO of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, Dr. Klein will have chief responsibility for the integration of clinical and academic programs throughout the System to ensure consistent quality and service excellence across all care delivery sites, to improve business operations, and to help secure managed-care business.

"We are delighted that Dr. Klein," said Dr. Pardes, "will continue to lend his considerable expertise to our efforts to build the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System into the highest quality and most compassionate network of health-care providers in the world. He has already contributed significantly to the growth of our System, and to developing the strong relational and collaborative base that has been the underpinning of our success."

"I am thrilled," said Dr. Klein, "to be part of a team that will enhance health-care delivery to the residents of the Greater Metropolitan area, and that will work to enhance the quality, efficiency, and clinical mission of all of our member institutions."

In addition to his new posts in the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, Dr. Klein will continue in his role as Executive Vice Chairman of Pediatrics, Associate Director of Pediatric Cardiology, and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics. He also serves on the operating board of the Physicians Organization of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Klein has held a number of other academic, clinical, and administrative responsibilities through three decades of service to the NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center. Among these, he has served as Senior Vice President for Clinical Affairs of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare Network, and as Director of Pediatrics at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

Dr. Klein is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. And he has published extensively in the field of pediatric cardiology.

A native of New York City, Dr. Klein received his medical degree from the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center in 1972, and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics, and fellowship in pediatric cardiology at New York-Cornell. In 1976, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at New York-Cornell.

The NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System

The New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System is a non-profit corporate entity established by the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to provide a comprehensive network of health-care providers throughout the New York metropolitan area. The System currently serves about 25 percent of the New York metropolitan patient population, including residents of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and several upstate New York counties. The full-service System includes 31 acute-care and community hospitals, 19 long-term-care facilities, 11 certified home-heath agencies, over 100 ambulatory-care centers, and four specialty institutions dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate, cost-effective, and conveniently accessible care to the communities they serve. Each member of the System is an affiliate of one of two world-class medical schools: Weill Medical College of Cornell University or Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

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