SPENCER FOREMAN

FOREMAN--Spencer, M.D. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medical Center and the entire Montefiore community are deeply saddened by the passing of Spencer Foreman, M.D., known as "Spike" to friends, family and colleagues. Dr. Foreman retired as President of Montefiore Medical Center in 2007 after more than two decades of leadership that set the hospital on course to become a national model for managing the health care of an underserved urban population. The hospital's Board of Trustees named him President Emeritus the following year. Under Dr. Foreman, Montefiore established leading innovative social programs including an adolescent AIDS program, a medically based Child Advocacy Center, one of the nation's largest school health programs and one of the first lead poisoning prevention programs. Montefiore distinguished itself as an early adopter of electronic medical records and entered into innovative managed care arrangements with insurance companies to improve quality and outcomes. Dr. Foreman strengthened the Montefiore Medical Group, an extensive system of ambulatory care centers located throughout the Bronx and Westchester, securing Montefiore's place as a fully integrated, regional health care system. To better serve the children of the Bronx, Montefiore opened the now internationally recognized Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Foreman's legacy is reflected in Montefiore's expansion and sustained commitment to making a difference beyond the walls of the hospital. In 1993, as Chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Foreman established an annual award to recognize academic medical centers that go beyond traditional health care to meet the needs of their communities. In 2007, the organization renamed the award in his honor. We extend our condolences to Dr. Foreman's wife Sandra, their children Cori (Barry) LeVine, Todd (Tracy) Foreman, Cheryl (Kevin) Boyarsky, Andrea (Steve) Kline, and their ten grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30pm, Thursday, May 30, at the Westchester Jewish Center, Palmer and Rockland Avenues, Mamaroneck, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to The Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Steven M. Safyer, M.D. President and Chief Executive Officer Montefiore Medical Center David A. Tanner Chairman, Board of Trustees Montefiore Medical Center


Published in The New York Times on May 29, 2013