New leadership

Announcing the following leadership changes.

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Nicholas Zauner, Executive Director, Facilities Engineering


Nicholas Zauner has been named executive director of Facilities Engineering, Yale New Haven Health. He joined Yale New Haven Hospital in 2011 as manager of Mechanical Systems at the York Street Campus, and has served since 2015 as director of Facilities Engineering at the Saint Raphael Campus. Zauner earned his BS in fire protection engineering from the University of New Haven.


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Deborah Rhodes, MD


Deborah Rhodes, MD has been named Yale New Haven Health vice president, Care Signature. Before joining YNHHS, she was a professor of internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she also led the development of the Clinic’s ambulatory care pathways and Executive Health Program. Dr. Rhodes earned her MD from Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins, where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.


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Ian Schwartz, MD


Ian Schwartz, MD, has been named Yale New Haven Health senior vice president, Clinical Operations, and the health system’s first chief clinical operations officer. Dr. Schwartz joined Yale New Haven in 2006 and has served in a number of leadership roles, including Yale New Haven Hospital medical director of Emergency Medicine and executive director for Care Management and Clinical Redesign, and YNHHS vice president, Clinical Operations. Dr. Schwartz remains clinically active as an attending in the Department of Emergency Medicine in New Haven. Dr. Schwartz earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at YNHH and Yale School of Medicine.