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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.