CEO of 3 Detroit Medical Center hospitals resigns for top post at Georgia health system

Scott Steiner, CEO of three Detroit Medical Center hospitals, is leaving to take the top executive role at Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System.

Mr. Steiner will remain at his current role until Feb. 8, and he will join Phoebe Putney Health System as its new president and CEO March 1. He will assist in the leadership transition at DMC.

Mr. Steiner currently oversees Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Women's Hospital, all based in Detroit. As CEO, he spearheaded key service line expansions and worked to enhance the patient experience. He also laid the groundwork for the behavioral health services expansion.

"Our health system has benefited from Scott's enthusiastic and steadfast belief that individuals, teams and hospitals can help people live healthier lives," DMC CEO Anthony Tedeschi, MD, wrote in an email to employees.

Mr. Steiner has worked at Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare, DMC's parent, since 2007. He has more than 25 years of healthcare experience and holds an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis.

Mr. Steiner succeeds Joel Wernick, who is retiring.

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