Monday, March 25, 2013

Loyola University Health System Names New President of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Lori Price is former president of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Indiana

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Lori Price, FACHE, MSA, RN, a veteran health-care executive with more than 25 years of experience as a nurse and administrator, has been named president of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, which is part of Loyola University Health System. She will step into the role May 8.

Since 2010, Price has served as president of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), Plymouth, Ind., and as the administrator of the St. Joseph Physician Network, composed of 26 practice locations and 70 physicians throughout the Michigan-Indiana area. Her recent accomplishments include leading the successful implementation of electronic medical records throughout the health system and helping the Plymouth campus to achieve its status as a Top 100 Hospital last year.

Prior to becoming president at SJRMC, she served as the system chief operating officer. In that role, Price successfully consolidated two of the system’s three hospitals, along with home care and rehabilitation. As part of this effort, she helped to design and plan the hospital’s $355 million replacement facility.

“We are pleased to welcome Lori as Gottlieb Memorial Hospital’s new president,” said Larry Goldberg, president and CEO, Loyola University Health System. “She is a leader who has exhibited tremendous skill and grace in her leadership of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. She will be an asset to our health system as we set a course for growth in the coming years."

Price began her career in health care as a medical-surgical nurse. She served in various nursing administration roles at SJRMC until she was promoted to vice president of clinical and patient care services in 1993 and later to executive vice present of both the Plymouth campus and Mishawaka Hospital.

Price is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and received that organization’s Northern Indiana Regents award. She also was named to the list of Up and Comers by Modern Healthcare magazine.


About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 91 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.