University Hospitals' longtime CEO Thomas Zenty to retire in 2021

Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of Cleveland-based University Hospitals, plans to retire at the end of January 2021.

Mr. Zenty has led the health system for nearly 18 years. During his tenure, University Hospitals grew from three to 18 hospitals and constructed the UH Seidman Cancer Center. The organization also announced a $200 million expansion at UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio, and opened the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children in Cleveland.

Under Mr. Zenty's leadership, the organization also launched the first proton therapy center in Ohio and entered into a new affiliation agreement with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland to advance education, research and clinical care.

Mr. Zenty is a past trustee of the American Hospital Association, and he is a recipient of the Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership from the Global Institute of Leadership Development.

Prior to joining University Hospitals, he held leadership roles at health systems in California, Arizona, New Jersey and Connecticut.

University Hospitals' board of directors plans to name a successor before the end of 2019.

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