Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Announces New CEO
Lake Forest Hospital February 03, 2006
LAKE FOREST, IL – Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital (LFH) Foundation Board of Directors has announced Thomas J. McAfee as its new president/chief executive officer.
McAfee, 41, has been vice president of operations & professional services for Hillcrest Hospital – Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, Ohio, for the past six years. McAfee also served as corporate/executive director of the Cleveland Clinic eastern region oncology service for four years prior to becoming vice president. He will begin his responsibilities at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital March 15.
LFH Chairman of the Board Thomas Swarthout said, “This is an exciting time for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. We have found someone to lead us into the next decade. Tom McAfee is up to that task.”
McAfee most recently has been responsible for leading all Hillcrest Hospital support and ancillary departments such as medical imaging, cardiopulmonary services, maintenance & engineering, logistics, clinical engineering, nutritional services, security and environmental services. He also has overseen the oncology, cardiothoracic, vascular, neuroscience and orthopedic service lines.
In other experience, McAfee has been oncology service line administrator at Good Samaritan Hospital/Catholic Health Initiatives in Dayton, Ohio; and vice president at Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
He has been an adjunct instructor for undergraduate students in a health services administration class at Pennsylvania State University, Ogontz Campus.
McAfee has a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. His bachelor’s degree with a concentration in neurophysiology is from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
McAfee is a diplomat in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member, Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.
McAfee and his wife, Robin, and their three children will be relocating to the Lake County area.
McAfee will work for a brief transitional period with LFH President/CEO William G. Ries, who announced his retirement last July. Ries joined the hospital in 1975 and has served as president/ CEO since 1986.