MAYWOOD, Ill. – Wendy Leutgens, RN, MSN, chief operating officer of Loyola University Health System, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council’s (MCHC) board of directors.
MCHC is a membership and service association composed of more than 150 hospitals and health-care organizations working together to improve the quality of health-care services in the metropolitan Chicago area.
“I am honored to have been elected to the MCHC board of directors,” Leutgens said. “I look forward to working with the board to further the mission of MCHC and improve the delivery of health care in the greater Chicago region."
Leutgens began her career as a staff nurse, caring for pediatric patients at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C., and assumed roles of greater leadership and responsibility over the next 20 years.
Before joining Loyola, Leutgens served as associate hospital director of professional services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn. In this role, she collaborated with other leaders to oversee the professional services division, including radiology, pharmacy, laboratories, radiation oncology, access services, medical information services, allied health programs and acute rehabilitation services.
Prior to Vanderbilt, Leutgens worked for PhyCor of Wilmington, N.C., as chief operating officer of a multispecialty group practice and later as director of clinical and administrative operations at PhyCor's corporate office.
Leutgens holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.