Methodist Hospitals names Raymond Grady as new president/CEO - February 9, 2015

Courtesy of NWI Times

February 09, 2015 9:30 pm  •  Sarah Reese sarah.reese@nwi.com, (219) 933-3351

GARY | A seasoned health care leader who spent most of his career at NorthShore University Health System will take over as president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals later this month, officials said.

Raymond Grady was named to the position by the Methodist Hospitals board after an extensive national search, according to a news release issued Monday.

“Ray Grady comes to us with the background, experience and focus to successfully lead Methodist Hospitals into the future,” Methodist Hospitals board Chairman Mamon Powers said in a statement.

Grady spent most of his career at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Ill. He served as president of the hospitals and clinics division and CEO of Evanston Hospital, NorthShore’s flagship hospital, until his retirement in 2008.

Grady also has served as the chief administrative officer of Aurora Healthcare, a 15-hospital integrated delivery system. In that position, he provided strategic oversight of systemwide initiatives in supply chain management, clinical research and Aurora Ventures, the for-profit arm of Aurora.

Grady has worked on health care reform issues at a national level while serving on the American Hospital Association board of trustees.

“I am gratified to be named CEO of Methodist Hospitals,” Grady said in a statement. “I am excited by the prospect of leading this strong organization as it faces the challenges and opportunities of the health care environment now and into the future.”

Grady will join Methodist Hospitals on Feb. 23, the release said.

Dr. Michael Davenport, who has been serving as interim CEO, will return to his post as chief medical officer. Former Methodist Hospitals President/CEO Ian McFadden resigned Nov. 30, 2013.