Thomas Tulisiak, M.D., president of Medina Hospital, has decided to return to practicing medicine full-time and will resign as president effective May 1. Vicky Snyder, chief operating officer at Medina Hospital, will serve as interim president while a search is conducted.
Snyder has nearly 30 years of healthcare administrative, financial and operations experience. She has been chief operating officer at Medina Hospital for the last eight years. Prior to joining Medina Hospital, she worked in healthcare financial management and held roles as vice president of operations and director of finance at Fairview Hospital.
“We’d like to thank Tom for his work and dedication to our patients, caregivers and the surrounding communities,” said J. Stephen Jones, M.D., President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. “Tom has led Medina Hospital since nearly the beginning of its integration with Cleveland Clinic. Over the last six years, the hospital has become financially strong, expanded cardiology services, added pediatric subspecialties and a comprehensive wound center, and has seen a significant increase in quality and patient satisfaction. We appreciate the leadership Tom has provided, and we look forward to having him remain on the Medina Hospital medical staff.”
Dr. Tulisiak, a board-certified family medicine physician, has been on the medical staff of Medina Hospital since 1983. Before becoming president of Medina Hospital in 2011, he served as medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Brunswick Family Health Center and vice president of medical operations at Medina Hospital. Dr. Tulisiak will return to clinical practice within the Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute, and will see patients at the Medina Hospital Medical Office Building.
“It has been a privilege and honor serving the Medina community as president of Medina Hospital. Our caregivers are outstanding. Through their dedication they provide the highest level of quality care and patient safety while providing a great patient experience. I am proud to be considered one of their fellow caregivers,” said Dr. Tulisiak. “After six years as hospital president and recently becoming a new grandparent, I have decided to spend more time with my family. Nevertheless, I will continue to serve the Medina community and return to clinical practice. I am confident of Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to Medina Hospital, the Medina community and region, and that Medina Hospital remains a vital strategic asset of our organization.”
Medina Hospital joined Cleveland Clinic in 2009. Since then, Cleveland Clinic has invested more than $80 million in the hospital, including new operating rooms, a wound center clinic and other outpatient services. It’s currently in the midst of a $5.8 million upgrade to the Emergency Department and a $1.4 million upgrade to the Intensive Care Unit.