NorthShore University HealthSystem announced leadership appointments at three of its four hospitals as it focuses on better positioning itself in the rapidly changing health care environment.
Jesse Peterson Hall was named as president of NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital; Gabrielle Cummings was promoted to president of NorthShore Highland Park Hospital; and Dave Rahija was promoted to president of NorthShore Skokie Hospital. The three bring nearly four decades of combined leadership experience at NorthShore to their new roles.
"The appointments of Jesse, Gabrielle and Dave are in keeping with our strong track record at NorthShore of cultivating talent and promoting from within the organization," said NorthShore President and CEO J.P. Gallagher. "I'm confident that their knowledge and depth of experience will help us further advance NorthShore into a best-in-class integrated health care system."
These moves are part of an effort to "harness the organization's talent and promote integration across the system's four hospitals and among its physicians, other staff and overall operations," according to a NorthShore statement.
Peterson Hall moves to Glenbrook Hospital after being president of Highland Park Hospital for almost 12 years. Peterson Hall joined the staff of NorthShore in 2002 as senior vice president at Evanston Hospital. Prior to joining NorthShore, he held administrative roles at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania, and Memorial Health Services in Long Beach, California.
• Cummings was elevated to president of Highland Park Hospital after holding leadership roles at Highland Park, Glenbrook and Evanston Hospitals for more than 15 years. She was most recently senior vice president of Evanston Hospital. Her hospital and clinical service line leadership experience has included administrative oversight for several key NorthShore operations including laboratory services and cardiology.
• Rahija, most recently senior vice president of Glenbrook Hospital, is the new president of Skokie Hospital. His nine-year career at NorthShore includes clinical operations leadership roles at Glenbrook Hospital and within the NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute. Prior to NorthShore, Rahija was a vice president at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Sinai Health System in Chicago.
Other appointments in the executive leadership team include new roles for Sean O'Grady, previously president of Glenbrook Hospital and now chief clinical operations officer, and Kristen Murtos, promoted from president of Skokie Hospital to chief administrative and strategy officer for NorthShore. Doug Silverstein has been president of NorthShore Evanston Hospital since 2012 and continues in that role.