Glencoe resident Bobbie Byrne, MD, MBA, FAAP has been named System Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the health system created by the merger of Naperville-based Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare.
Dr. Byrne is also responsible for the Facilities and Construction departments at Edward, and the Edward Cancer Centers in Naperville and Plainfield.
After practicing pediatrics for nearly ten years, Dr. Byrne served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Clinical Solutions for Eclipsys Corporation (now Allscripts), an enterprise software development company. She also was a healthcare consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
Dr. Byrne received her medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and BA in History from Northwestern University. Dr. Byrne, board certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics, serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Physician Advisory Council for Informatics.
The merger in 2013 of Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare created one of the larger integrated health systems in Illinois, comprised of three hospitals – Edward, Elmhurst Memorial and Linden Oaks at Edward, a behavioral health facility – with revenues of about $1 billion and more than 50 outpatient locations across a service area of 1.7 million residents in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. The system employs nearly 7,700, has more than 1,680 physicians on staff and 1,700 volunteers. For more information, visit www.edward.org and www.emhc.org.