David Brady in charge of managing all aspect of one of the busiest, most successful transplant centers in the United States
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has hired a new administrator to consolidate and coordinate the complex administrative, regulatory, financial and clinical operations of its solid organ transplant programs.
David Brady, 47, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of transplant administration to Loyola, a major academic medical center that boasts one the nation's busiest and most successful solid-organ transplant centers, offering heart, heart/lung, lung, kidney and liver transplant programs.
"This new position provides central administrative leadership to our solid organ transplant program," said Sharon OâKeefe, president of Loyola University Hospital. "David will closely work with the physician leaders of each of our transplant programs and directly supervise the transplant coordinators."
From 2002 to 2009, Brady worked at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, where beginning in 2005 he served as the administrator of its transplant program overseeing staffing, contracting with managed care, Medicare reimbursement, profitability and regulatory compliance with federal and state agencies.
"Administering a transplant program is a demanding job because it's so specific to the individual organ on down to some of the personnel you have to have in place,â Brady said. "So for a transplant program to be successful and grow it's important to have someone who knows all the nuances of transplantation."
During his time at the University of Chicago, Brady also served as a resource for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Survey and Certification, providing consultations and giving presentations at CMS training sessions. While there, he also held a clinical management position as a hospital operations administrator and as the manager of the Bed Access Center.
Brady also worked at Select Specialty Hospital in Hammond, Ind., as director as case management. Most recently he worked as director of strategy and development in the Office of Clinical Affairs of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Chicago.
Brady received his master of science in nursing and master of business administration degrees from St. Xavier University in Chicago. He earned a bachelor of science degree in health care management from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond, Ind., and as associate of science degree in nursing from Purdue University, also in Hammond.
"I've been involved in transplant since 2005," said Brady, a native of Chicago. "I have the benefit of having the clinical background to understand the medical aspects of transplant and also the business background to understand the financial aspects as well."