Ken Levitan is named the Interim President and CEO of Einstein Healthcare Network
Levitan previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the organization.
Ken Levitan has been appointed the new interim President and Chief Executive Officer for Einstein Healthcare Network.
The announcement was made after the recent retirement of Barry R. Freedman, who served as Einstein’s President & CEO for 18 years.
"I am incredibly honored to have been asked to lead Einstein Healthcare Network as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer," Levitan said in an email.
He has been with the Einstein network for more than a decade, serving in a variety of different roles. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, where he led the organization’s Incident Command Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His role also included working with senior leaders and the Board of Trustees to explore initiatives to help Einstein expand its geographic reach, improve accessibility of care, and develop strategic partnerships and alliances.
“This year, as the head of Einstein’s Incident Command Center during the coronavirus pandemic, I witnessed Einstein at its best,” said Levitan. “The devotion to patient care, each other, along with the relentless approach to helping our communities, has been awe inspiring.”
While Levitan’s career at Einstein began in the mid 2000s, his connection to Einstein goes much deeper, as he was born there and his father, stepmother, aunt and uncle all worked at Einstein or MossRehab.
Einstein Healthcare Network is a healthcare system that features approximately 1,000 beds and more than 8,700 employees serving Philadelphia and Montgomery County communities.
The Network is made up of three acute care hospitals, which include Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, the largest independent academic medical center in the Philadelphia region training over 3,500 health professional students each year with more than 450 residents and fellows in over 35 accredited programs; Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park; and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.
“In my new role, I will continue to advance patient care and help make every part of our network more diverse, inclusive and equitable," said Levitan.