(Beachwood, Ohio) Montefiore, a premier healthcare organization caring for Cleveland’s aging community, announced today that Seth Vilensky has been appointed as its new President and CEO. Vilensky will assume the position on Monday, April 13, 2015 when Lauren Rock, president and CEO, will step down. Mr. Vilensky is currently the Administrative Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Connected Care. With the help of both Vilensky and Rock, Montefiore’s Board of Directors expects a seamless and coordinated leadership transition.
“Seth is the ideal candidate to take the helm of Montefiore,” said Lawrence Mack,
Chair of the Montefiore Board of Directors. “He has a wealth of experience in the healthcare field, specifically in senior care, which makes him uniquely qualified to lead the Montefiore team through a diverse and aggressive business model and will enable us to continue to navigate a rapidly changing and complex healthcare environment.”
At Cleveland Clinic, Vilensky was responsible for post-acute care operations including homecare, hospice, skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation business units. He also successfully launched new programs and models for post-acute care delivery in response to healthcare reform and value-based healthcare strategy. Mr. Vilensky brings with him extensive experience in healthcare management consulting in both Chicago and London. He is also recognized for numerous publication articles and presentations including, most recently, a presentation to White House Staff on “Innovative Care and Service Models” at an Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) forum in Washington DC in June 2014.
“I am honored to serve this amazing organization and excited about the opportunities that this leadership position brings,” said Vilensky. “I plan to leverage my relationships and experience in developing partnerships throughout the industry, as well as my passion for caring for older adults in the community and to keep Montefiore at the forefront in delivering quality, world-class care for our patients, residents and families.”
Lauren Rock will be stepping down from Montefiore after eight years as President and CEO. During her tenure, she helped transform Montefiore into the top-quality organization it is today. Under her leadership, Montefiore invested over $15 million to significantly expand its rehab services and become a leading provider of dementia care in Northeast Ohio. She was instrumental in helping to elevate the quality of care at both of its campuses — Montefiore in Beachwood and The Weils in Chagrin Falls, both of which have received perfect quality surveys and have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Best Nursing Homes in their ranking of the top facilities in the country.
“Montefiore’s Board of Directors, our residents and their families, and the entire Jewish and general community have benefited from Lauren’s visionary leadership, and with Seth as the new president and CEO, we will continue to distinguish Montefiore as the premier healthcare organization providing a comprehensive system of support services related to healthcare needs throughout the aging process,” said Mack.
Vilensky holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Emily live in Solon, OH with their two children, Ariel and Eli and are members of Solon Chabad.
Montefiore was founded in 1882 and boasts a 133-year legacy of personalized care that includes promoting wellness, treating illness and maintaining the highest possible quality of life for Greater Cleveland’s aging Jewish and general community. A nonprofit organization, Montefiore provides healthcare services at its Beachwood facility and provides home care and hospice services throughout the community. Additionally, The Weils, its senior living campus in Chagrin Falls, provides assisted living services, rehab therapy and skilled nursing services for post-hospital care and is opening a new memory care pavilion in June 2015.
For more information, please contact Susan Lieberman, director of marketing and public relations, at 216.910.2647 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Montefiore is located at
One David N. Myers Parkway, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. www.montefiorecare.org.