Vice President & Chief Integrity Officer: John Hart | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

John B. Hart Joins Loyola Medicine as Vice President and Chief Integrity Officer

MAYWOOD, IL – John B. Hart, a healthcare compliance expert, has joined Loyola Medicine as vice president and chief integrity officer.

“My goal is to balance the mission of providing excellent patient care in an ethical manner consistent with Loyola and Trinity Health’s Catholic heritage,” Hart said. “While the regulatory environment in healthcare is overwhelming, I am confident that working together we can meet the challenges to serve our patients well.”

Hart will oversee all auditing and compliance functions for Loyola University Health System, a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus in Maywood, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and a large network of primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. 

Hart comes to Loyola from Oregon Health & Science University, the only academic medical center in that state, where he served as clinical enterprise integrity officer. Prior to Oregon Health, Hart was responsible for the internal audit, compliance, privacy and security functions of the UNC Health Care system (at the University of North Carolina Health). He has also worked in this field at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and for private accounting firms.

Hart, of Oak Park, earned a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina and is currently licensed as a CPA in Oregon. He is active in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Heath Care Compliance Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.