Mount Sinai Medical Center CEO Steven Sonenreich said he grew up in the
center, where he started in the billing department straight out of
college. But in 2001, when the center was in dire financial straits, its
leaders turned back to Mr. Sonenreich, who had left five years earlier
to take the reins of Cedars Medical Center, to help steer it back to
Now, nine years later, he sits atop Miami Beach's only remaining
hospital, where he's spent most of his 30-year career, and is preparing
to drive it through the myriad changes that will be brought on by health
"This is the latest change that those of us who have been veterans of
changes in health care reimbursement over the last 30 years are about
to experience," Mr. Sonenreich said. "Like any other challenge, it's a
question of who can manage the best."
And he's confident he's got the best hospital administrators in town
who focus on keeping costs down by finding efficiencies in every aspect
of health care delivery.
Mr. Sonenreich was interviewed in Mount Sinai's Miami Beach offices
by reporter Zachary S. Fagenson.