Sharon L. O'Keefe

President at The University of Chicago Medical Center

Sharon L. O'Keefe

Sharon L. O'Keefe

President at The University of Chicago Medical Center

Overview
Career Highlights

BJC Health System Group Return
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Harvard University - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School

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Number of Boards

10

Birthday

1953

Age

67

Number of Awards

1

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Executive Vice President, Biology & Medicine, President of the University of Chicago Health System, Dean, Division of the Biological Sciences & Dean, Pritzker School of Medicine at The University of Chicago

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President & Managing Partner at Pritzker Private Capital

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Co-Managing Partner at Wealth Strategist Partners, LLC

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Director at Illinois Justice Project

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Port Capital LLC

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Executive Chair at The Duchossois Group, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Frank Consolidated Enterprises, Inc.

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Founder at Prairie Management, Inc.

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Chairman at MacLean Fogg Co.

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Of Counsel at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Sharon L. O'Keefe
President at The University of Chicago Medical Center
Education
B.S. in Nursing
Class of 1974

Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University first opened its doors in 1899 as the Northern Illinois State Normal School solely to prepare college-educated teachers. The university has since grown into a world-class university that attracts students from around the globe while still serving the northern Illinois region. We remain deeply committed to preparing teachers and providing an excellent and affordable higher education to Illinois families.

Career History
Chief Operating Officer
2002 - 2009

Barnes-Jewish Hospital provides healthcare services. It provides its medical services in the areas of cancer, clinics, dermatology, diabetes and endocrinology, digestive diseases, elder care and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, geriatrics, heart and vascular, lung diseases, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic care, pain management, palliative care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, psychiatry, radiology, rheumatology, spine and spinal cord, transplant, trauma and acute care surgery, urology and wound/general surgery. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Senior Vice President, Operations
1989 - 1999

University of Maryland Medical System Corp. provides health care system. Its services include University of Maryland health advantage plan, University of Maryland quality care network, University of Maryland cancer network and diabetes network. The firm offers referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.

President
2009 - 2011

Amid all the technology and skill that is brought to bear against diseases, disorders and traumas, at Loyola you will find nurses, physicians and other clinical staff whose commitment to treating you first as a person remains intact. This extra measure of compassion is a unique phenomenon and an integral part of the mission of Loyola University Health System. It’s also part of our promise to you: to go beyond the illness to treat your whole person. Recognized Leader Loyola University Health System (Loyola) is a nationally recognized leader in providing health care and in conducting groundbreaking research to treat heart disease, cancer, organ transplantation and neurological disorders. Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) is the core of Loyola and one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Specialized Facilities Loyola is an 801-licensed-bed institution that includes the Loyola University Medical Center campus (and its Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola, Burn/Trauma Center, and Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine) and the 36-acre Gottlieb Hospital campus in Melrose Park (including the Gottlieb Health & Fitness Center and the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Care Center). Loyola also includes Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and the Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Network of Care In addition to the Maywood and Melrose Park campus locations, Loyola features an exclusive network of specialty and primary care centers in Chicago’s western and southwestern suburbs. Primary care facilities are located in Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, Hickory Hills, Homer Glen, LaGrange Park, Maywood, North Riverside, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Park, Orland Park and Wheaton. Specialty services are provided at the Loyola Center for Aesthetics at Oakbrook Terrace North, Loyola Center for Ambulatory Surgery at Oakbrook Terrace North, Loyola Center for Children's Health at Oakbrook Terrace North, Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills, Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen, Gottlieb Professional Office Building in Melrose Park and the Loyola Center for Imaging at Oakbrook Terrace North. Loyola also serves as co-owner-operator of RML Specialty Hospital, a long-term care facility for ventilator-dependent patients in Hinsdale, Ill. Serving the Community Loyola takes its commitment to the community very seriously. We regularly invest time, energy and finances to benefit the people we serve. In fact, we provide charity and unreimbursed care through our charity care policy, research, education and other services to our communities. For Loyola, our community benefit is about providing medical care to those in need, programs that improve overall health education and research. Our community benefit goes far beyond meeting obligations; our commitment is practical, spiritual and financial. Part of the Team Working at Loyola is more than a career; it’s a calling. Please let us know if you are interested in joining Loyola as an employee or a volunteer. With your help, we can advance the future of medicine at Loyola. Loyola also relies upon philanthropic partners who are similarly invested in and committed to significant positive impact on the health of our community. Many options exist for setting up a gift to Loyola University Health System. Our team of gift officers is available to discuss your options with you.

Boards & Committees
Director
2012 - Current

Vocera is a leading provider of mobile communication solutions focused on addressing the most critical communication challenges facing hospitals today. We help our customers improve patient safety and satisfaction, and increase hospital efficiency and productivity with our Voice Communication solution and new Secure Messaging and Care Transition solutions. The Joint Commission data base on sentinel events identifies communication issues as one of the root causes in 82% of the reported occurrences in 2010. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Healthcare Management conducted by Agarwal et. al.,"Quantifying the Economic Impact of Communication Inefficiencies in U.S. Hospitals" found that inefficient communication costs U.S. hospitals more than $12 billion annually or better than $4 million for a 500-bed hospital. More than 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities leverage Vocera solutions to achieve improved clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. The Vocera Voice Communication solution and the Vocera Care Transition solution are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association.

Ex Officio Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The University of Chicago Medical Center includes a primary adult care hospital, a children's hospital, a women's health and maternity facility, an outpatient care center, a network of area physicians and a home health care organization. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
Prior

CURE'S MISSION IS TO CURE EPILEPSY, TRANSFORMING AND SAVING MILLIONS OF LIVES. WE IDENTIFY AND FUND CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH, CHALLENGING SCIENTISTS WORLDWIDE TO COLLABORATE AND INNOVATE IN PURSUIT OF THIS GOAL. OUR COMMITMENT IS UNRELENTING.

Member of Finance Committee, Advisory Board
Prior

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. NIH leadership plays an active role in shaping the agency's research planning, activities, and outlook. The Office of the Director is the central office at NIH, responsible for setting policy for NIH and for planning, managing, and coordinating the programs and activities of all the NIH components. The NIH Director, with a unique and critical perspective on the entire agency, is responsible for providing leadership to the Institutes and for constantly identifying needs and opportunities, especially for efforts that involve multiple Institutes. The NIH Director is assisted by the NIH Deputy Directors including the Principal Deputy Director, who shares in the overall direction of the agency's activities. NIH is responsive to Congressional legislation that adjusts NIH's programs to meet changing research needs. As a result of the NIH reauthorization process, NIH is able to respond strategically in an era when medical research requires constant innovation and increased interdisciplinary efforts. More than 80% of the NIH's budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 2,500 universities and research institutions. In addition, about 6,000 scientists work in NIH’s own Intramural Research laboratories, most of which are on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The main campus is also home to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to clinical research. Successful biomedical research depends on the talent and dedication of the scientific workforce. NIH supports many innovative training programs and funding mechanisms that foster scientific creativity and exploration. The goal is to strengthen our nation’s research capacity, broaden our research base, and inspire a passion for science in current and future generations of researchers. NIH encourages and depends on public involvement in federally supported research and activities. NIH’s wide-ranging public efforts include outreach and education, nationwide events, requests for public input on NIH projects, and special programs designed specifically to involve public representatives in clinical research

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2014

CURE'S MISSION IS TO CURE EPILEPSY, TRANSFORMING AND SAVING MILLIONS OF LIVES. WE IDENTIFY AND FUND CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH, CHALLENGING SCIENTISTS WORLDWIDE TO COLLABORATE AND INNOVATE IN PURSUIT OF THIS GOAL. OUR COMMITMENT IS UNRELENTING.

$5,000 - $10K
2013

CURE'S MISSION IS TO CURE EPILEPSY, TRANSFORMING AND SAVING MILLIONS OF LIVES. WE IDENTIFY AND FUND CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH, CHALLENGING SCIENTISTS WORLDWIDE TO COLLABORATE AND INNOVATE IN PURSUIT OF THIS GOAL. OUR COMMITMENT IS UNRELENTING.

$10K - $25K
2012

CURE'S MISSION IS TO CURE EPILEPSY, TRANSFORMING AND SAVING MILLIONS OF LIVES. WE IDENTIFY AND FUND CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH, CHALLENGING SCIENTISTS WORLDWIDE TO COLLABORATE AND INNOVATE IN PURSUIT OF THIS GOAL. OUR COMMITMENT IS UNRELENTING.

Political Donations
$500
2013

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

$500
2001

Former Senator from Iowa

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
2013
Modern Healthcare - Top 25 Women in Healthcare
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