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Edward, Elmhurst name new leaders for upcoming merger

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  • Mary Lou (Lou) Mastro

    Mary Lou (Lou) Mastro

  • Gina Sharp

    Gina Sharp

  • Jim Doyle

    Jim Doyle

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Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, which will merge on July 1, announced appointments of key leaders Friday.

Mary Lou ("Lou") Mastro will become president of Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare on July 1, according to a release. Gina Sharp of Naperville has been promoted to president of Linden Oaks at Edward, and Jim Doyle, acting president & CEO of Elmhurst, will become chief transition officer for the newly-merged health system.

All three will report to system CEO Pam Davis, who will retain her role as president of Edward Hospital.

Mastro, MS, RN, FACHE, has been president of Linden Oaks at Edward since 2002, a 108-bed behavioral health hospital on Edward's Naperville campus with outpatient locations in Naperville, Plainfield, St. Charles, Woodridge and Yorkville.

"Lou has been an inspirational leader at Edward and Linden Oaks since she joined us in 1988," said Davis. "She has been instrumental to Edward's success and brings more than 35 years of hospital leadership experience to Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare in operations, planning, licensure and regulatory compliance, public policy and advocacy, physician relations, new business development, and the patient care experience. She has had tremendous success developing Linden Oaks into one of the pre-eminent behavioral health providers in Illinois."

Sharp has been controller at Linden Oaks since 2004. Sharp joined Edward in the Finance Division in 1999. She was promoted to Controller at Linden Oaks, where she has continuously grown her responsibilities from finance to operations and physician practice development.

In his new role, Doyle will be responsible for leading the integration efforts necessary to maximize the opportunities of combining the two organizations.

The merger is expected to be finalized July 1 and will create a three-hospital health system -- Edward, Elmhurst Memorial and Linden Oaks at Edward -- with revenues of more than $1 billion and more than 50 locations across a service area of 1.7 million residents. The system would employ nearly 7,700 and have more than 1,680 physicians on staff.

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