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Robert Julian Shakno, American hospital and social services administrator. Named Young Administrator of Year, Washington University, 1968.


Shakno, Robert Julian was born on August 15, 1937 in Amsterdam, Holland. Son of Rudy C. and Gertrude (Loeb) Shakno. came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1944.


Bachelor of Business Administration (scholar 1955), Southern Methodist University, 1959. Master of Hospital Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1961.


Administrative assistant Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, 1961—1963. Associate administrator Texas Institute Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, 1963—1965. Assistant administrator Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1965—1970, vice president, hospital director, 1970—1973.

Associate executive director Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1973—1975. President Hackensack Medical Center, New Jersey, 1975—1985, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, 1985—1996. Director national strategy practice Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler Peat Marwick, 1996-1998.

Vice president medical affairs, vice dean school of medicine Case Western Reserve University, 1998—2002. President, Chief Executive Officer Jewish Family Service, Cleveland, 2002—2005. Partner Tatum Partners, LLC, Deerfield, Illinois, since 2005.

Advisory board Medical Services Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 2005. Partner executive service corporation, Chicago, since 2007. Board directors Ohio Hospital Inc.


Member Leadership Cleveland. Board directors Premier Hospital Alliance, chairman, 1994-1996. Board directors The New Cleveland Inc., University Circle Inc., Cleveland, Cleveland Sight Center.

Trustee Hope Lodge, Cleveland chapter American Cancer Society. Chairman elect, board directors Jewish Family Services. Chairman social services division United Jewish Appeal, Cleveland, 1987-1988, chairman health cabinet, 1990, general co-chairman, since 1990.

Chairman Hospital Pacesetter campaign United Way, chairman health services portfolio, 1988-1989, oversight commission, 1992-1993. Board trustees Mount Sinai Health Systems, Chicago, since 2006. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1960-1966.

Fellow American College Hospital Administrators. Member American Hospital Association (council urban hospitals, delegate council on metropolitan hospitals, representative regional policy board), Washington University Alumni Association (past president), Greater Cleveland Hospital Association (board directors), Ohio Hospital Association (board directors), Cleveland Sight Center (trustee, board directors), Sigma Alpha Mu (past president).


Married Elka Linda Baum, June 10, 1962;children: Steven Lee, Deborah Sue.