Wendy Goldstein

Wendy Goldstein

Wendy Z. Goldstein was appointed the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brooklyn’s Lutheran HealthCare System in April of 2001. She has an MBA in Health Care Management. Before coming to Brooklyn, Ms. Goldstein had more than 30 years experience at some of the country’s finest academic medical centers, including New York University Medical Center, The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital. Her particular areas of expertise include operational redesign for cost efficiency, enhanced quality and patient safety, as well as innovative models for physician recruitment. As the voice of Lutheran HealthCare, Ms. Goldstein has become the tireless advocate of safety net hospitals and delivery systems. She has been a member of the Board of the Hospital Association of New York State since 2008, and was recently elected Assistant Treasurer of the Greater New York Hospital Association. Ms. Goldstein is also a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. Since coming to Lutheran HealthCare, Ms. Goldstein has overseen a complete transformation of the entire health system, tapping into a variety of creative funding sources, including New York State HEAL Awards II, V, VII, X and XV, totaling more than $41 Million. Lutheran’s tradition of cultural competence has been formalized through the creation of a Vice President for Cultural Competence and liaisons outreaching to the Orthodox Jewish, Latino, Chinese and Arabic communities of Brooklyn. The Medical Staff has grown by 125% and hospital discharges by more than 30%. Dozens of ambulatory sites have been added to the network. The Hospital underwent a $93 million HUD physical modernization. Currently, under her leadership the system is migrating to a completely paperless patient health record, through a commercial adaptation of the Veteran’s Administration electronic medical record system. Ms. Goldstein’s primary goal is to make Lutheran HealthCare Brooklyn’s “provider of choice” by maintaining the strongest commitment to quality health care and continuing Lutheran’s historic relationship with its local community. According to Lutheran’s mission statement, “the institution has no reason for being of its own; it exists ONLY to serve the needs of its neighbors.” In this pivotal position, Ms. Goldstein continues this tradition.