Terika Richardson, FACHE
President / President
Central Chicagoland Primary Service Area, Advocate Aurora Health / Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Terika Richardson is president of the central Chicagoland primary service area of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system in the United States. She is also president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, a 642-bed nationally recognized academic and research hospital serving Chicago’s north and northwest suburbs. She joined Advocate in June 2016 as president of Advocate Trinity Hospital. In 2017, she also assumed leadership of Advocate South Suburban Hospital.
In 2016, Ms. Richardson was featured on the Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” list of the city’s most distinguished young leaders. She was named the 2017 Chicago United Leader of Color, and she received the 2017 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year award from Chicago Health Executives Forum, an ACHE chapter. In 2018, she was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.” Before joining Advocate, Ms. Richardson spent 14 years with Hospital Corporation of America, most recently serving as CEO of Retreat Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Va. Ms. Richardson holds a master’s degree in public health and a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology and cognitive science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She serves as a board member of the American Hospital Association Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, a member of the AHA Center for Health Innovation Leadership Council and an alternate delegate on the AHA Regional Policy Board. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.