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For Lurie CEO, it's always kids first : Hospital chief deals with huge demand, funding problems

Apr 23, 2017 - Chicago Tribune

Patrick Magoon never planned to stay in Chicago, and he never thought he'd work in hospital administration.

Yet this month, Magoon is marking 40 years at Lurie Children's Hospital, including 20 as CEO.

Instead of resting on his accomplishments over four decades, Magoon, 64, is working to gain state approval to add another 48 beds to the esteemed hospital, formerly Children's Memorial Hospital. And he's continuing to advocate for pediatric patients as congressional Republicans talk of...