Pam Davis, system CEO of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, has been elected to the Illinois Hospital Association's board of trustees as an at-large trustee. Davis will begin serving her three-year term on Jan. 1.
Following Edward Hospital's merger this year with Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, she is the system CEO for one of the larger integrated health systems in Illinois with revenues of about $1 billion, more than 50 outpatient locations across a service area of 1.7 million residents in the West and Southwest suburbs, 7,700 employees, nearly 1,700 physicians on staff and 1,700 volunteers.
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Davis has been president and CEO of Edward since 1988. In those 25 years, she transformed Edward from a relatively small community hospital into a regional medical center with care that rivals that provided by Chicago's top teaching hospitals.
Under Davis' leadership, Edward has grown to become the Chicago area's eighth-largest hospital, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
Edward has earned a reputation as a regional and national health care leader by providing advanced cardiac care at Edward Heart Hospital, state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis and treatment at Edward Cancer Center, world-class stroke care through the Edward Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and behavioral health services through Linden Oaks at Edward. Edward has been a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence since 2005 and was redesignated as such in 2010.
Davis has a bachelor's degree in economics/social studies and a master's in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the University of Iowa.
The IHA board of trustees is the association's policy-making body. The board is made up of 31 trustees, including 15 at-large trustees elected by the voting members of the association, nine regional trustees elected directly by the regions, six elected officers and the association's president and CEO ex officio.