President and CEO
Frederick Memorial Hospital
Tom Kleinhanzl’s goal was simple when he was named president and CEO of Frederick Memorial Hospital in 2004: improve medical services so patients can be treated close to home.
Many Frederick residents for too long had to seek specialized care in nearby cities such as Baltimore or Washington, but Kleinhanzl knew a change was needed. He developed a roadmap to increase the hospital’s programs and capabilities to better serve the community.
Under Kleinhanzl’s leadership, Frederick Memorial Hospital has enhanced its medical services, including state-of-the-art critical care, cardiac care and a neonatal intensive care unit. Looking at the specific needs of the community, the hospital has also grown into an integrated health care system, which now includes an employed physician group with more than 90 providers of primary and specialty care, a freestanding cancer institute with the latest treatments, technology and a healing environment and a dental clinic to treat low income adults. The hospital has expanded its locations to serve more residents where they live and work. Each location provides primary and specialty medical care, rehab, lab and imaging services.
Kleinhanzl credits the success to strategic partnerships. Neonatologists from Johns Hopkins Hospital staff the neonatal intensive care unit and the dental clinic is staffed by the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.
“As a leader, I strive to cultivate a talented executive team who can bring innovative thinking and inspiration to our strategic growth plan. The ground beneath us is always shifting and we can never be complacent,” Kleinhanzl says.