CEO Alan Channing: Fulfilling Hospital Vision in Face of Challenges

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Alan Channing has served as president and CEO of Sinai Health System in Chicago for more than seven years. Sinai Health includes Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Children's Hospital, Urban Sinai Health Institute and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.

Alan Channing Sinai Health System CEOMr. Channing told the Ohio State Alumni Magazine, "Sinai Health System is a financially challenged organization with a compelling mission and vision. My challenge is to keep it viable while continuing to provide care that is in the top decile as measured against national standards."

Despite financial challenges in the current healthcare climate, Mr. Channing has remained committed to Sinai Health's mission: to improve the health of the individuals and communities it serves while acting as a national model for the delivery of urban healthcare. In light of that commitment, the Sinai Urban Health Institute recently announced a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to launch a major community health project on Chicago's west side. The project's focus is to fight diabetes and childhood obesity in the Chicago area.

Additionally, Mr. Channing has led hospitals within Sinai Health to recognition. Mount Sinai received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and a new status as an accredited chest pain center in 2011. The Sinai Urban Health Institute received the American Hospital Association's prestigious NOVA award for collaborative efforts toward improving community health.

Prior to serving as Sinai Health CEO, Mr. Channing served as CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland.

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