Norwegian American Hospital Appoints First Puerto Rican/ Latino to Head Major Hospital in Chicago Area


Effective October 4, 2010 Norwegian American Hospital will have a new Chief Executive Officer: José R. Sanchez has accepted an offer by the hospital’s Board of Trustees to become the new president and CEO.

José R. Sanchez brings a 30+ year-career as a healthcare executive to Norwegian American Hospital. He is currently Senior Vice President of Generations +/ Northern Manhattan Health Network, one of the largest health care networks in the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. The network, for which José also serves as CEO, includes two acute care hospitals, three large ambulatory centers and close to 20 community–based health centers located in Manhattan and the Bronx.

José is committed to finding collaborative and innovated solutions to the healthcare challenges of urban communities. Nine years ago, he created the Urban Health Conference, an annual national forum that brings more than 300 network health providers together to explore and develop solutions to the healthcare challenges in urban areas.