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SINAI HOSPITAL NAMES NEW PRESIDENT

 SINAI HOSPITAL NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
 DETROIT, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinai Hospital Governing Board has


announced that Phillip S. Schaengold has been named the Detroit-based hospital's new president and chief executive officer.
 Schaengold, 43, currently serves as president of Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. The hospital is a 430-bed acute-care institution which is affiliated with the University of Missouri - Kansas City Medical School. He will join Sinai on Feb. 3, 1992.
 "We are proud that Mr. Schaengold has accepted this position and we are confident that he will continue to build Sinai's excellent medical reputation," said Merle Harris, chairman, Sinai Hospital Governing Board. "This move is a further indication of Sinai's continued revitalization."
 "Schaengold is a highly talented individual and his current work with a Jewish-sponsored hospital assures a good fit with Sinai's heritage and culture," Harris said.
 Schaengold will participate in the selection of a chief financial officer and the executive vice president of medical affairs at Sinai, said Howard Watts, interim president. This process is expected to conclude within the next 30 days.
 In a related item, the board has voted to extend the hospital's contract with The Hunter Group until March 1, 1992, to assure a smooth administrative transition.
 Schaengold has been president of Menorah Medical Center since 1986. He was associate executive director (chief operating officer) at Menorah, November 1985-June 1986, and assistant executive director, January 1983-November 1985.
 Schaengold is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Hospital Association and the board of Premier Hospitals Alliance of which Sinai Hospital is a member organization.
 Schaengold received his juris doctorate degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law of Northern Kentucky in May 1979. He received his master of business administration from the University of Cincinnati in June 1975. He received his bachelor of science from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in June 1971.
 Schaengold is married and has three children. He resides in Stilwell, Kan.
 Sinai Hospital, one of 11 facilities in the Sinai Health Care System, is a 615-bed tertiary-care facility on a 36-acre campus in northwest Detroit. Since 1953, it has provided health services to southeastern Michigan. Sinai's physician referral telephone number is 1-800-248-3627.
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