Sharon O'Keefe

President at The University of Chicago Medical Center

Sharon O'Keefe

Sharon 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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4248

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1952

Age

68

Number of Awards

1

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President, University of Chicago Health System at The University of Chicago Medical Center

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Co-Managing Partner at Wealth Strategist Partners, LLC

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President & Managing Partner at PPC Investment Partners LP

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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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Founder at Mid-Continent Capital LLC

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Executive Chairman & Founder at Clayco, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Lake Capital Management LLC

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Vice President Director/Part at The Donald P. & Byrd M. Kelly Foundation

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Sharon 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
Director, Nursing & Surgical Services
1979 - 1985

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc. provides healthcare services. The hospital is affiliated to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It offers inpatient and outpatient health services that include general medicine, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics, maternity, and senior care. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.

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.

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.

Member, Board of Directors
2020 - Current

Adtalem Global Education Inc., formerly the DeVry Education Group, is a United States corporation based in Downers Grove, Illinois, that operates several for-profit higher education institutions, including Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Member, Board of Trustees
2020 - Current

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

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.

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

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