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Mary Lou Mastro, RN, FACHE

System CEO

Edward-Elmhurst Health

Mary Lou Mastro is system CEO of Edward-Elmhurst Health. With more than 40 years working in healthcare, Ms. Mastro has extensive experience in health system strategy, operations, planning, public policy and advocacy, physician relations, new business development and, as a nurse, patient care. She served as president/CEO of Elmhurst Hospital from 2013 to 2016, where she led record volume growth and financial stability. Prior to joining Elmhurst Hospital and since 2002, Ms. Mastro was CEO of Linden Oaks at Edward, a 108-bed behavioral health hospital. She was also vice president, architectural and construction services, for Edward.

While at Linden Oaks, Ms. Mastro led the effort to develop Mental Health First Aid in the region. Ms. Mastro joined Edward in 1988 as director of cardiovascular services. She later became executive director of the Edward Cardiovascular Institute and vice president, operations, for Edward Hospital. She was named to Crain’s 2017 list of “Who’s Who in Chicago Business,” among other accolades. She is a past member and chair of the American Hospital Association Governing Council for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services, and she currently serves as a trustee on the Illinois Hospital Association Board and as a member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board 5. She also serves on the boards of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and The Kennedy Forum Leadership Council. Ms. Mastro earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from DePauw University and a master’s degree from Rush University. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


CEO Circle Session: Fog, Focus and Future

Presented by Mary Lou Mastro, RN, FACHE, Alan S. Kaplan, MD, FACHE at 10:00 AM on Monday, March 22nd.

According to historian Daniel Boorstin, the fog of information can drive out knowledge. Healthcare leaders today understand precisely what Boorstin meant. The pace of industry disruption, the flood of information about its implications and the pressure to respond with innovation can force CEOs to choose between maintaining the status quo or investing in uncertainty. Healthcare…