LSA congratulates our Board member Wendy Goldstein on being selected as the “Person of the Year” by the Brooklyn Home Reporter, the largest weekly news publication in Brooklyn, NY.
Wendy has been the president and chief executive officer of NYU Lutheran (formerly Lutheran HealthCare) since 2001. She joined the NYU Lutheran team at a critical point in the healthcare organization’s history, and enacted a new vision to grow the healthcare system, which was founded in 1883 by a Lutheran deaconess nurse to serve the Norwegian immigrant populations.
Today, NYU Lutheran serves an incredibly diverse community. Under Wendy’s leadership, it has grown to be one of the nation’s most fully integrated health care systems that includes a large hospital with one of the busiest emergency rooms and level 1 trauma center in the borough, one of the largest federally qualified health center networks, specialized surgical centers, home care, senior housing and a wide variety of out-patient health care and social support services.
Wendy understood that NYU Lutheran needed to focus on patient comfort, ‘cultural competencies’ for the multicultural community the organization serves, and strategically, a partnership with NYU.
The decision to create a new partnership relationship with NYU Langone was a critical one in NYU Lutheran’s evolution. Wendy reinforced the importance of merging with a partner that whole-heartedly understood and believed in the mission of NYU Lutheran. The combination of these changes has helped NYU Lutheran reach a new level of service to their community.
NYU Lutheran has also added 28 school-based clinics and is developing the first interventional cardiology center with a comprehensive stroke center in the borough. At the heart of Wendy’s and NYU Lutheran’s commitment to the community is the creation of a strong organizational culture that values diversity, cultural competency and the satisfaction of not only the patients and people they serve, but their employees as well.
LSA is blessed to have Wendy’s leadership in our network and on our Board of Directors. Thank you to Wendy Goldstein for your dedication to NYU Lutheran and Lutheran Services in America, and congratulations on your remarkable honor.
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