Elmhurst Hospital president named to board of global organization
The president and CEO of Elmhurst Hospital, Pamela Dunley, has been named to the Planetree International board of directors.
Planetree is a global organization with a 40-year history of partnering with providers across the continuum of care to transform organizational cultures to deliver person-centered care, which prioritizes the active participation of patients and their families throughout the health care process with an emphasis on partnership, compassion, transparency, inclusion and quality.
In 2018, Elmhurst Hospital earned Planetree's Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care. It is one of only 88 health care organizations worldwide, including 26 in the U.S., with Gold Certification, Planetree's highest level of achievement.
Elmhurst first was recognized as a Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital in 2012 and redesignated in 2015.
Dunley has served in a variety of administrative roles at Elmhurst Hospital since 1997. Prior to being named president in 2017, she was chief operations officer/chief nursing officer.
She was a member of the executive leadership team that planned and built the state-of-the-art replacement hospital that opened in 2011 and was instrumental in Elmhurst Hospital's effort to become a Planetree Designated Organization and achieve Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence.
Dunley, a registered nurse, has a master's degree in nursing from Rush University and master's degree in health care administration from Dominican University.
For more information about Elmhurst Hospital, visit www.eehealth.org. For more information about Planetree, visit www.planetree.org.