Over the last seven years as president and chief executive officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Steven D. Sonenreich has led a dramatic operational turnaround that has financially stabilized the landmark not-for-profit teaching hospital.
Steve began his healthcare career at Mount Sinai in 1976. During his initial 20-year tenure at Mount Sinai, Steve worked his way through the ranks, starting in the finance division. He was Mount Sinai's first director of Marketing and Business Development and later was named a vice president of Administration. In 1990, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for all the operational management of the medical center.
In 1996, Steve left Mount Sinai for the opportunity to become chief executive officer of Cedars Medical Center in Miami. Under his direction, Cedars won several awards for customer service and overall performance including Florida Medical Business Journal's Annual Healthcare Awards for the Best Run Hospital and Best Hospital Administrator; Nation's Top 100 Hospitals; Mercury Awards for Overall Performance; Oncology and Orthopedics; Orthopedic Benchmarks for Success; and the Systema Group's Consumer Opinion Award in 2000.
The Mount Sinai Medical Center Board of Trustees recruited Steve back to the hospital in his current position in late October 2001. Under his leadership, the hospital has won numerous awards, including the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals®; designation by US News & World Report as one of the nation's top hospitals for neurology, neurosurgery and geriatric care; designation as a UnitedHealth Premium Cardiac Specialty Center; Clinical Trials Participation Award presented by the American Society of Clinical Oncology; Excellence in Facility Expansion (Mount Sinai's cardiac catheterization lab) South Florida Business Journal; Excellence In Health Services (Mount Sinai's Community Clinical Oncology Program) South Florida Business Journal; Kids Crown Award - Best Place to Give Birth in Miami-Dade County South Florida; Outstanding Achievement Award, American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer.
Steve is a member of the University of Miami - School of Business Administration Health Administration Faculty Advisory Board, 5000 Role Models of Excellence, the Florida Hospital Association Board and is vice chair of the Florida Safety Net Hospital Alliance. He also serves on numerous other community and healthcare association boards and committees.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Master of Business Administration and Certification in Healthcare Administration from the University of Miami. Steve enjoys all sports, particularly golf, tennis and bicycling. He and his wife, Eleni, have two children, Katrina and Brooke.