Deborah Loeb Bohren, VP for communications and PA at the NYU Langone Medical Center since December, 2008, has retired from the MC and her job has been placed with a recruiter who is doing a nationwide search.

Deborah Loeb Bohren
Salary is estimated in the $200,000+ range. The search is being handled by Rachel Polhemus of the Washington, D.C., office of Witt/Kieffer. Electronic resumes are being accepted via the St. Louis office by Wendy Brower at [email protected].

Job description is at

Coverage of the death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton on April 1 after treatment in the ER of NYU Medical has continued to escalate and includes the creation of a website dedicated to Staunton nd a statement from Staunton’s family that condemns NYU Medical for its treatment of him.

Treatment by NYU ER as well as private physician Dr. Susan Levitzky, who is associated with the ER, is condemned.

“We believe Rory’s pediatrician ignored obvious signs of serious illness and sent him to NYU ER for rehydration, giving us, his family, a diagnosis of acute febrile gastritis,” says the statement, adding: “NYU hospital and its ER were in turn extremely negligent in their treatment of Rory.

NYU said there is no connection between the retirement of Bohren and the Staunton case.

Bohren's retirement was announced March 13, effective June 1.

NYU has announced new procedures that guard against improper dismissal of ER patients.

Bohren Was with Powell Tate, Blue Cross

Bohren, a graduate of Arizona State University with a B.S. in politcal science, magna cum laude, also received a master of public administration from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, in 1979. Before joining NYU Medical in December 2008, she was at Mass. Institute of Technology as SVP for external affairs from May 2007.

Her career also includes four years as district director for Rep Nita Lowey (D-NY) and serving as executive VP of Powell Tate, D.C. From Feb. 1996 to Feb. 2006 she was SVP/communications, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.