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Mark G. Ackermann Is Named New President and CEO of Lighthouse International
Date:9/8/2009

Will lead premier non-profit organization preventing and treating vision loss

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MARK G. ACKERMANN has been chosen as the new President and CEO of Lighthouse International, the 104-year-old non-profit leader in vision healthcare, research, and services for the visually impaired. Ackermann, who has considerable expertise in healthcare management, will start in his new role on September 14, 2009.

According to Roger O. Goldman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lighthouse International, "Mark Ackermann is highly qualified to lead Lighthouse International in our second century of service to people who are blind, visually impaired or at risk of vision loss. Mark was chosen after a careful, nationwide search, and we are confident that he will bring the energy and expertise we need to help us prevent vision loss among the 61 million Americans who are at risk and the millions more worldwide."

Mr. Ackermann served in various senior management positions at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center beginning in 1983, and held the position of Chief Administrative Officer of the hospital's successor corporation, St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers of New York (SVCMC) until June 2007. He was also President of the SVCMC Foundation and successfully undertook a $100 million capital fundraising campaign, which included funding for the proposed new Rudolph W. Giuliani Trauma Center at St. Vincent's Manhattan. Among his many achievements, Ackermann and the management team of St. Vincent's expanded the ophthalmology department and created a strong working relationship with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His executive management skills were honed as Interim President and CEO of St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center during the mid-nineties. Other responsibilities over the years included external affairs, clinical services, medical educat
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