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The Methodist Hospital names new executive vice president

Houston, TX - 11/7/2011

Roberta Levy Schwartz has been promoted to executive vice president of The Methodist Hospital, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

In her new role, Schwartz will oversee the strategic direction and operations of The Methodist Hospital, an 860-bed adult teaching hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center. The Methodist Hospital has 39,000 annual admissions, 1,600 physicians and 6,000 employees.

Currently, as the senior vice president, she oversees all service line operations, manages ancillary operations and serves as the leader for major building projects. Schwartz was instrumental in planning and opening the Methodist Outpatient Center, a 1.6 million square foot, state-of-the art facility that houses the hospital’s outpatient services. When she first came to Methodist in 2001, Schwartz oversaw the integration of the hospital’s cancer services into a single program. She also served as the interim executive to begin The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. Schwartz also was responsible for the operations of the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and the Methodist Transplant Center.

Before coming to Methodist, Schwartz was director of business development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Prior to that she served as a consultant at APM/CSC, working in a large number of the nation’s top hospitals and medical schools.

In 1998, Schwartz was one of the founders of the Young Survival Coalition, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those under 40 with breast cancer. The organization has grown to more than 25,000 members and continues to have a positive impact on women in the community.

Schwartz received her undergraduate at Barnard College at Columbia University and her Masters in Health Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Healthcare Policy and Administration from the University Of Texas School Of Public Health.

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