Vice President & CHIO for Loyola: Joshua Lee, MD | Loyola Medicine
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Joshua Lee, MD, Named Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer for Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Joshua Lee, MD, has joined Loyola University Health System as vice president and chief health information officer. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.    

In his new role, Dr. Lee will provide leadership in improving patient care through advanced use of technology and data. He will also have involvement in educational, clinical and research programs.

“I am pleased to join the nationally recognized team at Loyola,” said Dr. Lee. “I look forward to continuing to advance Loyola’s reputation for setting the standard in healthcare delivery and innovation. Our mission is to leverage technology to create patient-centric systems.”

“We are delighted to have Dr. Lee join our leadership team in this newly formed  role merging information technology and medical informatics into a single division to serve LUHS,” said Daniel J. Post, executive vice president for Loyola University Health System.

Dr. Lee comes to Loyola from the University of Southern California’s (USC) Keck Medicine, where he served as chief information officer as well as the medical director of the USC Care Faculty Medical Group. He has also served as chief medical information officer at the UC San Diego Health System.

He received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed a residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Dr. Lee earned his artium baccalaureus from Harvard College.  

Dr. Lee has held additional academic and clinical appointments at Dartmouth Medical School and Harvard Medical School. He has served as a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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.