The Arthritis Foundation today announced the appointment of Wendy Z. Goldstein, President & CEO of Lutheran HealthCare, to its Northeast Region Board of Directors. Goldstein is joining the Foundation’s 17-member board that provides strategic direction to its programs, advocacy and research in New York State, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wendy Goldstein to our board,” said Andy Crighton, chair of the Foundation’s Northeast Region Board. “Wendy is an innovator and a passionate advocate for patient care. Her expertise in developing community-based models for health care delivery will be invaluable in our work to change the lives of people and families coping with all forms of arthritis.”
Goldstein has led Lutheran HealthCare, based in Brooklyn, NY, since 2001 and is credited with transforming the institution into a vibrant heath care system that provides the full continuum of medical and housing services to surrounding communities. Prior to joining Lutheran HealthCare, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Director and Senior Vice President at Mount Sinai Hospital. She has also held leadership positions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and NYU Medical Center.
“Arthritis is the nation’s #1 cause of disability,” said Ingrid Montecino, president and CEO, Arthritis Foundation Northeast. “Wendy has been a champion for quality, coordinated patient care and she will fuel our efforts to ensure access to care for the more than five million people in our region, including 32,000 children, who are living with arthritis.”
“I am very excited to be joining the Arthritis Foundation board,” said Goldstein. “I look forward to further building the Foundation’s base of support to fund cutting-edge research, promote public policies that increase access care, and connect families to the treatment and support they need.”
Goldstein is a member of the Boards of the Hospital Association of New York and Lutheran Services of America, Chair Elect of the Greater New York Hospital Association, and a member of the Regional Advisory Board of the American Hospital Association. She is also a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She has an MBA from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Baruch College of CUNY and a BA from Jackson College of Tufts University. She resides in Scarsdale, NY.
The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is the nation’s leading organization committed to the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Arthritis Foundation partners with families to provide empowering programs and information; advocates for health care policies that improve the lives of the 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children, who live with arthritis; and funds life-changing research to develop new treatments and, someday, a cure.