Peter M. Fleischut, M.D., has been named senior vice president and chief transformation officer at NewYork-Presbyterian.
In this new role, Fleischut will lead enterprise integration, transformation for clinical operations, innovation initiatives, logistics and pharmacy. He will also oversee the implementation of clinical technology operations for the new David H. Koch Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, which is slated to open in 2018.
Previously, Fleischut served as NewYork-Presbyterian's chief innovation officer and led the development of NYP OnDemand, NewYork-Presbyterian's comprehensive digital health program that offers a suite of services including Second Opinion, Urgent Care and Express Care.
NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, which comprises hospitals and other facilities in the New York metropolitan region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services, which connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health, encompassing ambulatory care network sites and community healthcare initiatives, including NewYork Quality Care, the Accountable Care Organization jointly established by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia.
"Dr. Fleischut has already led NewYork-Presbyterian to national prominence in telemedicine and patient-focused innovation," said Daniel Barchi, chief information officer at NewYork-Presbyterian, in a prepared statement. "As chief transformation officer, he will help drive integration and optimization of clinical processes across our entire enterprise."
As chief transformation officer, he will maintain these responsibilities with the added focus of developing and instituting innovative solutions that are scaled across NewYork-Presbyterian's enterprise, developing governance structure for innovation, establishing cross-departmental collaborations and recruiting and mentoring innovative talent.
Fleischut joined NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in 2006 and has held many roles since then, including: medical director of the operating rooms, deputy quality patient safety officer, founding director of the Center for Perioperative Outcomes, chief medical information officer, chief medical operating officer and vice chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Fleischut retains his appointment as associate professor of anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Fleischut has received numerous awards and honors, including NewYork-Presbyterian's Physician of the Year, the David A. Leach Award for Innovation in Quality from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education and the Weill Cornell Medical College (now Weill Cornell Medicine) Healthcare Leadership Award.