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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Joshua Lee, MD, Named Loyola University Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer

MAYWOOD, IL – Joshua Lee, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital and the Loyola Outpatient Center on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Lee joined Loyola in 2016 as vice president and chief health information officer. He replaces former chief medical officer Chad Whelan, MD, who was recently named president of LUMC.

“Dr. Lee has demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing our clinical information systems since joining Loyola and we are excited that he will now focus his talents on leading our superb medical staff,” said Larry M. Goldberg, president and CEO of Loyola University Health System.

Dr. Lee, who is also an associate professor in the department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will play an integral role as Loyola continues its efforts to integrate care across the continuum and enhance its population health and quality and safety initiatives. He is an internist at Loyola’s Center for Care at North Riverside.

Prior to Loyola, Dr. Lee served as chief information officer at University of Southern California’s (USC) Keck School of Medicine and medical director of the USC Care Faculty Medical Group. He also served as chief medical information officer at UC San Diego Health.

He received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed a residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he served as chief resident.

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.