Meet the Foundation Board

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Dennis Hammer

As President of the Sauganash location of North Shore Community Bank, Mr. Hammer has responsibilities for sales & marketing, business development, and small business lending. (North Shore Community Bank is an affiliate of Wintrust Financial Corporation with five locations in the Chicagoland area. Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, with assets in excess of $9 billion. The company engages in community banking, wealth management, specialty finance, and mortgage origination through its operating subsidiaries.)

Prior to joining North Shore Community Bank in 2005, Mr. Hammer had extensive experience throughout the Chicagoland banking world, including First Chicago, Citibank and LaSalle Bank, performing in various areas of retail banking & operations. Mr. Hammer is very active in many community organizations, including President of the Sauganash Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Sauganash Community Association, Board Member of the Peterson & Pulaski Business & Industrial Council, Past President of the Lane Tech Alumni Association, a member of the Swedish Covenant Hospital Patient/Family Advisory Council, and a Board Member and Past President of Chicago Ballet Arts. Mr. Hammer is also Chairman of the Corporate Board of Directors of the Albany Park Community Center and a Member of the Queen of All Saints Finance Council. Mr. Hammer holds a B.A in Behavioral Sciences from National Lewis University and has a Graduate Certificate in Bank Management from the Graduate School of Banking.

James B. McCormick, MD
Founding Chairman

When Dr. McCormick joined the medical staff of Swedish Covenant Hospital in 1957 as Director of Laboratories, his first assignment was to develop Advanced Laboratory Technology for Swedish Covenant Hospital in the then new Diagnostic Wing of the main building. In the 49 years since this first appointment, Swedish Covenant Hospital has been transformed by the extraordinary service and tireless efforts of Dr. McCormick. His exemplary leadership and spirit of compassion continues to guide the Hospital in advancing a healing environment.

The Medical Staff elected Dr. McCormick as its President in 1969 and he has served on its executive committee until 2005. During this time, his innovative ideas brought international recognition to Swedish Covenant Hospital after he invented the Cryostat Frozen Section for intraoperative surgical diagnosis. The Hospital was also among the first to install Technicon Automation to Clinical Chemistry, now advanced to Computer operated Robotic operation. He led the design of the East Wing Laboratory in 1978 and participated in building a computer-assisted laboratory that served clinics and doctors’ offices from South Chicago to Rockford during the 1970’s.

The Swedish Covenant Board of Directors called Dr. McCormick to serve as President/CEO in 1983. As president, Dr. McCormick was instrumental in the development of a long range strategic operations and building plan that laid the foundation for the present advancements of the Hospital campus. Anchored by the acquisition of the Chapin Hall Land and Buildings in 1984, the campus of Swedish Covenant Hospital grew quite literally overnight under his leadership. The purchase orchestrated by Dr. McCormick included five acres of land on which the Galter LifeCenter and the Galter Medical Pavilion were later built. Chapin Hall became The James and Suzanne McCormick sponsored Childcare Center, which has graduated several thousand employee and community children during its twenty plus years of service.

In addition to his service to Swedish Covenant Hospital, Dr. McCormick was the Chairman of the Galter LifeCenter from 2004-2008. It was in this capacity he directed the most recent expansion of the LifeCenter.

Dr. McCormick remains committed to furthering the mission of Swedish Covenant Hospital as the Chairman of the Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation and Chief Scientific Officer.

Dr. McCormick lives in Lincolnwood with his wife Suzanne, and their children were born at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Charles L. Adair

Mr. Charles L. Adair (Chuck) has been a member of the Swedish Covenant Hospital Board of Directors since 1991 and a member of the Foundation board since it 2011. Chuck was the Managing Director in the BMO Capital Markets Mergers & Acquisitions Group where he worked for over 30 years and led the team’s Food M&A specialization. With nearly three decades of experience in the Food & Agribusiness marketplace, Chuck is responsible for initiating and executing investment banking transactions in the Food & Agribusiness sectors in North America. Before joining BMO Capital Markets, he was Senior Vice President and manager of the Harris Capital Markets Group. Prior to Harris, Chuck was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Elders Grain, Inc. where he managed acquisitions for the Australian agribusiness firm in the U.S. and Canada. Early in his career, Chuck held senior positions in domestic and export cash grain trading, futures trading, and truck, rail and barge transportation logistics with Consolidated Grain and Barge Company. Chuck has an MS in Resource Economics from Michigan State University and a BA from North Park College (University).

larry anderson 16 2Lawrence P. Anderson

Lawrence Anderson is Executive Vice President of Finance for Covenant Ministries of Benevolence. He is responsible for coordinating the overall financial operations of the various entities under the control of the Board of Benevolence. He is also responsible for the centralized investment program of CMB as well as the Pension Plan for the employees of the CMB affiliates.

Prior to joining CMB, he was Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Newedge Financial, Inc. , a subsidiary of Credit Agricole and Societe Generale Banks. He has worked with Newedge and predecessor organizations for over 23 years. His client base centered on large international investment managers and endowment funds. Mr. Anderson served both Swedish Covenant Hospital and Covenant Ministries of Benevolence over a period of 35 years, as an elected board member, serving as board chair and finance committee chair at various times.

He received his undergraduate degree in economics from North Park University and a MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago.

Gregory Brown

Greg joined Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) as Divisional Senior Vice President within the Service Delivery Operations division in 2015. Greg has the responsibility for providing operational leadership for the Consumer Solutions Market line of business and the Operations Solutions organization. His accountabilities include building core operational capabilities and designing the voice of the customer strategy for 15 million members.

Greg joined HCSC from The Hartford Financial Services where he served in numerous leadership roles including Vice President Personal Lines Operations, Vice President Personal Lines Strategy, Vice President Small Commercial Operations, Senior Vice President Property & Casualty Operations and Senior Vice President Enterprise Operations.

Prior to joining The Hartford, Greg worked for GE Capital where he participated in GE’s leadership development program and is certified as a Six Sigma black belt and master black belt.

Greg earned his B.B.A. in Marketing from The University of Texas and his M.B.A. from Boston University. He previously served on the board of directors for The Chicago Children’s Theatre and The American Red Cross of Connecticut.

Patricia D. King

Patricia King is the owner of Digital Age Healthcare, LLC, which publishes websites on health information technology and health consumer issues as well as print and online publications on health care industry topics. Most recently, up until October 2020, Patricia served as the Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Swedish Hospital. She has also owned her own law practice, served as the Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel at Rockford Health System, Associate General Counsel at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and was an Associate at Wood, Lucksinger & Epstein.

She has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School, and M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Bruce McNulty, MD

Dr McNulty graduated summa cum laude from University of Connecticut in 1982, and received his M.D. from Georgetown University in 1986. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston in 1989, and has practiced Emergency Medicine since that time. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He practiced for 10 years at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, and was the Chairman of Emergency Medicine there before coming to Swedish Covenant Hospital in 2001. He became the Chairman of Emergency Medicine here in 2005, and is also President of Swedish Emergency Associates, the physician owned company that provides staffing for our ED. Dr McNulty is broadly involved in a variety of activities at the hospital, and he and his wife, Susie, were Chairs of the 2009 fundraising Gala. Although Dr McNulty has lived in Chicago for 20 years, he remains an avid Red Sox fan, and vows to remain so until the Cubs win the World Series.

Julianne Migely

Julianne Migely is Director, US Payer and Provider Solutions at IQVIA, a Fortune 500 global healthcare analytics company. She is responsible for business development and large account management, working with national health plans and provider systems. Prior to this, her work has included leading sales strategy, business planning and implementation of new healthcare custom analytical services and developing and leading the execution of business strategies with channel partners at Truven Health Analytics/IBM Watson Health.

Areas of expertise include:  business development; executive account management; healthcare analytics and SaaS based technology solutions; population health and patient engagement, clinical and operational performance improvement and strategic planning. Client engagements have included bundled payment design, value-based care analytics, growth strategy and performance improvement initiatives.

A native of Chicago, IL, she earned her BA in Sociology and MA in Social Sciences (concentration in health care) at the University of Chicago. She is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, Board of Directors Immediate Past Chair of Heartland Alliance Health based in Chicago and an executive member of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago Women’s Board.  She has lived in the Swedish Hospital community for over 18 years with her husband and three children. 

Lauren Rubinson-Morris

Lauren Rubinson-Morris is President and CEO of Medical Express Ambulance Service Inc. (MedEx) in Chicago. MedEx employs more than 350 full-time and part-time emergency medical technicians, paramedics, medical dispatchers and office personnel from its main facility in Skokie, Illinois.

MedEx is the exclusive ambulance, medicar and courtesy van transportation provider to Swedish Covenant Hospital. MedEx is also the exclusive medical transportation provider for Children’s Memorial Hospital as well as numerous other hospitals and nursing homes throughout Chicagoland.

Ms. Rubinson-Morris has been married for fifteen years to Glenn Morris, Chairman of the Board of Apollo Casualty Company and its subsidiaries.

Bruce Silver, MD

Dr. Silver is the Chairman of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has served in this capacity for over 15 years. During this time Dr. Silver has been president of the Medical Staff and ex-officio member of the hospital Board of Directors. He and his wife, Audrey, have chaired the annual gala and continue to serve on the Gala Committee. Dr. Silver was born in Chicago and attended neighboring Budlong School. He is a graduate of the Stritch School of Medicine and currently holds a clinical appointment at Northwestern University Medical School as an Associate Professor of Radiology.

Denis Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon whose interests include hip, shoulder and knee replacements (including direct anterior hip replacements); sports injuries of the shoulder, knee and elbow and extremity fractures. He graduated with AOA honors from Georgetown University Medical School and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Southern California. He is fluent in English and German and proficient in medical Spanish.

Laura Zung

Laura Zung is currently the CEO of the Lancaster Health Group, a family business that owns and operates skilled nursing and Alzheimer’s care facilities in the greater Chicago area.   Lancaster oversees more than 500 beds and a mix of short term and long term patients.  Laura has been with the business for 10 years.  Prior to joining Lancaster, she was VP of Product Marketing at NTT/Verio, at the time, the world’s largest hoster of small business websites.   At NTT/Verio, she led the team that developed the e-commerce platform and the hosted software products.  Laura has also worked in management consulting at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) and McKinsey where she represented clients in the high technology fields.  She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and has an MBA from Stanford University.  She and her husband have three children and a therapy dog.

Murray Ancell
Ex-Officio, Executive Director, NorthShore University HealthSystem Foundation

Chris Olson
Ex-Officio, Chairman, Swedish Covenant Hospital

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Ex-Officio, President and CEO, Swedish Covenant Hospital