UW News

November 8, 2007

Zieniewicz takes the helm of UW Medical Center

Stephen P. Zieniewicz is the new executive director for UW Medical Center, effective Sept. 17. He is providing executive leadership for the hospital and serves as a member of the senior leadership team for UW Medicine.

Zieniewicz has served as chief operating officer at Saint Louis University Hospital and Tenet Healthcare Corp. since 2004. He has more than 25 years of experience in health care.

Saint Louis University Hospital is a 356-bed tertiary/quaternary care facility recognized by US News & World Report for geriatric care.

The hospital has a comprehensive organ transplant program that serves the Midwest, is a cardiac center of excellence for quality and efficiency, and is the busiest level I trauma center for the Missouri and Illinois region. The hospital is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp. and is the academic medical center and teaching hospital for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Prior to working at Saint Louis University Hospital, Zieniewicz worked in the Winthrop South Nassau University Health System on Long Island, N.Y., serving as the vice president for support and ancillary services at South Nassau Hospital.

He facilitated the launch and clinical integration of the 11-hospital Long Island Health Network, where he was an assistant vice president. For seven years, he was an administrator at Winthrop-University Hospital. He began his career at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and spent 12 years in that system, and was promoted from a staff role to management and senior management positions.

Zieniewicz holds a master’s degree in public health from the Columbia University School of Public Health in New York and a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. John’s University in New York.

He was also an adjunct assistant professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University School of Public Health and is a board-certified health care executive as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He has also served as chairman for the Statewide Disaster Preparedness Committee of the Missouri Department of Health, Division of Health and Senior Services.

Zieniewicz reports directly to Johnese Spisso, UW vice president for medical affairs and clinical operating officer for UW Medicine.