Meet Mary Lou Mastro,
President/Chief Executive Officer
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare

Ms. Mastro joins Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare this month as our new President/ Chief Executive Officer. She is charged with leading the organization into the future as it merges with Edward Hospital & Health Services.

Prior to coming to EMHC, Mastro worked at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois. Mastro joined Edward Hospital in 1988 as the Director of Cardiovascular Services charged with starting up programs in cardiac catheterization and cardiovascular surgery. She also served as Executive Director of the Edward Cardiovascular Institute and Vice President of Operations for Edward Health Services Corporation. She assumed the president position at Linden Oaks at Edward, a 108-bed psychiatric hospital, in November of 2002.

She also served as a Vice President of Architectural and Construction Services for Edward Hospital & Health Services. As a senior executive with more than 35 years of hospital experience, she has been involved in patient care, hospital planning, licensure and regulatory compliance, public policy and advocacy, physician relations, operations and new business development.

Mastro has served as a board member for the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (2006–2009) and Illinois Hospital Association Behavioral Health Constituency (2004–2009). She has facilitated partnerships with regional school districts, the faith community, the DuPage Community Clinic, the Regional Office of Education, Probation and other community agencies. She is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a tireless advocate for the rights of persons with mental illness.

Mastro currently serves on the Board of Access DuPage, a community collaborative for 11,000 members who don’t have healthcare insurance or access to care. She is also chairperson of the Illinois Hospital Association steering committee for the Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality.

Mastro received her undergraduate degree in nursing from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and holds a master’s from the Rush University College of Nursing. She has traveled extensively to Bosnia-Herzegovina leading spiritual pilgrimages. Her other interests include running, reading, horseback riding and traveling. She is married with four adult children, two grandchildren and resides in Palos Park.

Mary Lou Mastro,

Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare

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