Northwestern Medicine

Cadence Health Appoints Chief Executive Officer

July 01, 2012

Cadence Health appoints Michael V. Vivoda Chief Executive Officer

Vivoda to succeed Luke McGuinness on July 1, 2012

WINFIELD, IL – Cadence Health, the health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Health and Delnor Community Health System, appoints Michael V. Vivoda, Chief Executive Officer. Vivoda, 52, who currently holds the title of President at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), will succeed Luke McGuinness, effective July 1, 2012. Vivoda’s appointment follows the conclusion of a national search by the Cadence Health Board of Directors.

“It is our great privilege to announce that we have selected Mike Vivoda as a successor to Luke McGuinness. His broad-based background in hospital operations and physician group management as well as his proven ability to develop strategic relationships makes him the ideal candidate to lead Cadence Health at this important time in our history,” said Richard A. Mark, Cadence Health Board Chair. “The Board’s selection of Mike is a clear signal of our commitment to strong leadership to help us build one of the top health systems in the United States.”

During the course of his distinguished 30-year career, Vivoda has created a record of accomplishment that defines excellence in leadership and service to the community. During Vivoda’s stewardship, CDH has had many notable achievements including a refreshed commitment to service excellence, dramatic growth of the medical staff and Cadence Physician Group, extraordinary expansion of the laboratory business and execution of multiple strategic affiliations for CDH and Cadence Health.

“Mike is a proven leader and is eminently qualified to lead Cadence Health,” said Luke McGuinness. “His unwavering commitment to excellent patient satisfaction and investment in top technology and talent makes him the ideal leader to execute our bold vision.”

Prior to joining Cadence Health, Vivoda held a number of leadership positions in the Chicago health care industry. A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he received his Bachelor of Science in business administration and he earned his Master of Management through the Executive MBA Program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Active in his community, Vivoda is the board chair of Access DuPage, a program for the uninsured in DuPage County, a board member of the College of DuPage Foundation and an advisory council member for Family Shelter Services, a program supporting victims of domestic violence. He and his wife, Cyndi, have been married nearly 30 years, live in Wheaton and have two adult children.

About Cadence Health

Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1 million patients in Chicago’s western suburbs. For five consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), Central DuPage Hospital was selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.,” and currently maintains affiliations with Children’s Memorial Hospital for pediatric care and Cleveland Clinic for adult medical oncology and cardiac surgery. Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Cadence Health employs more than 6,100 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 125 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital. 

Media Contact

Media Relations