Loyola University Medical Center gets new leader

Dr. Chad Whelan has been promoted to president of Loyola University Medical Center after serving as Loyola's senior vice president and chief medical officer.

Whelan will lead the 547-bed hospital in Maywood, which includes a heart and vascular medicine center, a Level I trauma center, a burn center, a cancer center, a children's hospital and an outpatient center.

Whelan worked at Loyola as an associate professor of medicine from 2009 to 2011 and then spent a few years at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he worked as associate chief medical officer for performance improvement and innovation. He returned to Loyola in 2015.

Whelan earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Loyola University Medical Center is part of Loyola University Health System, which also includes Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park and outpatient services in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University sold the medical center in 2011 to Catholic health system Trinity Health, which has 93 hospitals in 22 states.

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