Aurora Mercy’s Bryant to also lead Presence Saint Joseph in Elgin
FROM STAFF REPORTS September 27, 2013 4:20PM
Maureen Bryant, president of Aurora’s Presence Mercy Medical Center, will also become president and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin. | Submitted
Updated: October 30, 2013 6:40AM
Presence Health announced Friday that Maureen Bryant, president of Aurora’s Presence Mercy Medical Center, will also become president and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
Current Presence St. Joseph president Dr. Eugene McMahon is “leaving to pursue other opportunities in New England,” according to a release from Presence Health.
It said that with Bryant becoming president and CEO of both hospitals in November, they will the same “unified leadership team.”
“Maureen’s leadership will be instrumental as we respond to the changing health care environment and move toward greater collaboration in the entire Chicago market, enhancing county-wide initiatives through our geographic integration,” said Sandra Bruce, president and CEO of Presence Health.
She said Bryant “will bring her strong experience of successfully leading rapid organizational growth and managing significant change in a variety of health care settings to this new unified leadership position.”
McMahon was a forensic pathologist before going into hospital administration, He has been president and CEO at Presence Saint Joseph since 2011. The release did not specify what he will be doing in New England.
Under McMahon’s leadership, the statement said, Presence Saint Joseph “has provided a technology-rich portfolio of health services, achieving top percentile patient satisfaction scores for clinical excellence and compassionate expertise.”
It noted that the Elgin hospital has been ranked among Chicago’s best by US News and World Report in 2012 and 2013, and that it has earned certifications and commendations for emergency services, regional cancer care, comprehensive rehabilitation, orthopedics, stroke care and cardiovascular care.
The hospital chain said that Presence Mercy and Presence Saint Joseph serve demographically similar patients and that both provide “a technology-rich portfolio of health care” to the Kane County area.
“A single leader will carry forward Presence Health’s efforts to provide the best care to these communities,” the release said.
Bruce said the change is part of a move by Presence Health toward “a new organizational structure that provides regional leadership for all its hospitals, backed by key system-wide support services such as information technology and human resources. This approach ensures that system-wide organization is well positioned to meet the evolving needs of the communities it serves.
“As we re-organize to enable more streamlined decision-making, I genuinely appreciate Gene and Maureen’s efforts toward implementing a unified leadership structure, applaud their individual achievements and admire their collaborative planning efforts,” Bruce said. “This new structure will foster the efficiencies and collaboration necessary to achieve our vision to transform access to and delivery of health care in the Fox Valley region.”