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Janelle Reilly named Market Chief Executive Officer for CHI Memorial


The Board of Directors of CHI Memorial and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have selected Janelle Reilly as market chief executive officer (CEO) for CHI Memorial. Larry Schumacher, who formerly served at CHI Memorial’s market CEO, will now focus exclusively on his role as senior vice president, CHI divisional operations, southeast division. Reilly will report jointly to the Board of Directors of CHI Memorial and to Schumacher.

This appointment will become effective upon appointment of a new chief operating officer. A nationwide search has commenced to identify the ideal candidate for CHI Memorial.

Reilly joined CHI Memorial as president and chief operating officer in July 2016, and has held responsibility for the daily operation of the acute care hospitals, while providing executive guidance for cardiac, oncology, orthopedics, surgery, and hospital medicine. “During her tenure, Janelle has led efforts to optimize quality, safety, and the patient experience in partnership with our physicians, and maximize clinical operations to deliver value to the community,” says Schumacher. “Her leadership and focus has led to CHI Memorial being ranked among the top 0.6% of hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report, receiving the nation’s top customer loyalty rating from the National Research Corporation, and a four-star CMS Hospital Quality ranking.”

Reilly’s most notable achievements include leading the integration of CHI Memorial’s newly acquired hospital, CHI Memorial Hospital Georgia, shepherding investment in tele-tracking as a tool to improve throughput and patient flow progression, leading the electronic medical record vendor selection process and serving as executive sponsor, and guiding the formation of four key service line strategic plans that have resulted in significant service line growth.

As market CEO, she will continue our intense focus on the quality, experience, and safety of patient care while serving as our advocate in building relationships with government, health care, and outside entities to craft innovative strategies to integrate and enhance the care continuum across our health system, strengthening CHI Memorial’s brand as the regional adult acute care provider of choice.

Reilly’s stellar accomplishments at CHI Memorial are supported by her long standing, successful career in Catholic health ministry, with nearly 30 years of healthcare leadership experience with complex health systems in Michigan, Idaho, and Illinois. Her strong background in all aspects of acute care and long-term acute care hospitals, as well as senior leadership experience in strategy, growth, and merger and acquisition activity are evident as she has led our initiatives to transform health care and create a sustainable model for future generations.

Prior to joining CHI Memorial, Reilly served as the chief operating officer and chief strategy officer for Presence Health, Chicago, Illinois, the largest Catholic health system in Illinois comprised of 11 acute care and long-term acute care hospitals, 27 long-term care and senior living facilities, dozens of physician offices and health centers, home care, hospice, palliative care, behavioral health services and a clinical integration organization with 4,000 providers serving 250,000 members.

Reilly earned a master’s degree in health administration at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and mathematics from William Jewell College, Liberty, MO.