Bruce Komiske – Erlanger Health System
Bruce Komiske is a hospital administrator (Duke, MHA), who spent the first half of his career in senior management roles, in major academic medical centers such as Walter Reed, Yale New Haven Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. It was in Rhode Island, when he was asked to assume responsibility for the creation of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where he realized that his real passion in life was to continue to create new children’s hospitals, each more innovative than the last.
After opening Hasbro and assuming the CEO role for three years, he spent the next seven years in Westchester, working with Kevin Spiegel and the Fareri Family to plan, build and open the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, now celebrating its’ 10 year anniversary.
From there he did the early planning for the Benioff Children’s Hospital at University of California San Francisco, as well as the Children’s & Women’s Hospital – Sidra Medical Center in Doha, Qatar, a $5 billion project.
In 2008 he was recruited to lead the team to plan and build the Lurie Children’s Hospital in downtown Chicago, the tallest children’s hospital in the world (23 stories). This hospital has received many design awards and was opened 6 weeks ahead of schedule, $75 M under budged and with over $650 M raised from the community.