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July 27, 1990 - Image 1

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-07-27

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Sinai Not Hurt
By Failed Merger


Staff Writer


everal of Sinai
Hospital's leading
physicians and
department heads were
cautiously optimistic about
the hospital's future after
Henry Ford Health Care
Corp.'s decision to call off
merger talks with the finan-
cially troubled facility.
After nine months of
negotiations, the two in-
stitutions halted merger
talks last week. Still, Sinai
President Robert Steinberg
said the hospitals would con-
tinue to talk about
implementing mutually
beneficial joint programs.
Steinberg and department
heads said they were confi-
dent the hospital, one of

Detroit's last remaining in-
dependent health care
facilities, could survive
without an affiliation with
another hospital by concen-
trating on the hospital's
Sinai, like other hospitals
throughout the country, has
been facing an uncertain fi-
nancial picture during a vol-
atile health care era that
leaves hospitals scrambling
to survive. In the past
decade, hospitals have been
plagued by insufficient
funds from Medicaid and
Medicare rimbursements,
part of the reason health
costs to the consumer have
Steinberg declined to
discuss details of Sinai's op-
tions, yet said he would con-

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Tauber Named
Butzel Winner

Joel D. Tauber has been
named recipient of the Fred
M. Butzel Memorial Award
for Distinguished Communi-
ty Service by the Jewish
Welfare Federation of Detroit.
The award will be presented

Joel Tauber
at Federation's annual
meeting Sept. 25.
For 38 years, the Butzel
award has recognized
volunteer service to both the
Jewish community and the
Detroit community at large.
It is named for the late
Jewish leader and attorney,
Fred. M. Butzel, who devoted
his life to serving the under-
privileged of Detroit.
Past president and ex-

ecutive committee chairman
of Federation, Tauber sits on
the board of the United Israel
Appeal and is on the ex-
ecutive committee of the
Council of Jewish Federa-
tions. He is a national vice
chairman of the United
Jewish Appeal and served as
both major gifts chairman
and chairman of the Interna-
tional Leadership Reunion.
Tauber is vice president of
United Way of Southeastern
Michigan; co-chairman of the
Greater Detroit Interfaith
Round Table of the National
Conference of Christians and
Jews; and a board member of
Sinai Health Services and the
Jewish Community Center, of
which he is past president.
In 1970, Tauber received
the Frank A. Wetsman
Memorial Leadership Award,
presented annually by the
Detroit Jewish Welfare
Federation to a young leader
who shows promise for future
leadership. He is the first
Wetsman honoree to receive
the Butzel Award.
The Southfield busi-
nessman recently was
named Michigan manufac-
turing Entrepreneur of the
Year by Ernst & Young and
Inc. magazine.

JULY 27, 1990 / 5 AV 5750

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