Mary Lou Mastro, MS, RN, FACHE, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health, has been elected to serve on the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2018 Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across Illinois. Mastro is serving a three-year term that began Jan. 1, 2018.
With more than 35 years working in healthcare, Mastro has extensive experience in hospital strategy, operations, planning, licensure and regulatory compliance, public policy and advocacy, physician relations, new business development and, as a nurse, patient care.
Mastro served as President & CEO of Elmhurst Hospital from 2013 – 2016, where she led record volume growth and financial stability. Under her leadership, Elmhurst opened Walk-In Clinics in Bensenville, Franklin Park, Lombard, River Forest and Westmont, and the Edward-Elmhurst Health Center in Hinsdale. During her tenure, Elmhurst was named to the Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Great Community Hospitals” in 2014.
Prior to joining Elmhurst Hospital and since 2002, Mastro was CEO of Linden Oaks at Edward, a 108-bed behavioral health hospital on Edward Hospital’s Naperville campus, with a 45,000-square foot Outpatient Center at another location in Naperville and outpatient offices throughout Chicago’s west and southwest suburbs.
Mastro is Chairman of the Board for the American Hospital Association’s Constituency Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Mastro earned her BSN from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and an MS from Rush University in Chicago. She has traveled extensively to Bosnia and Herzegovina to lead spiritual pilgrimages. She is married with three children.
Edward-Elmhurst Health, a system with annual revenues of more than $1.3 billion, includes Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals, and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, in addition to more than 60 outpatient locations across a service area of 1.7 million residents in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. The system has 2,000 physicians on staff, nearly 8,500 employees, including 1,900 nurses, plus 1,300 volunteers.
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association, with offices in Chicago, Naperville, Springfield and Washington, D.C., advocates for Illinois' more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems as they serve their patients and communities. IHA members provide a broad range of services – not just within their walls, but across the continuum of healthcare and in their communities. Reflecting the diversity of the state, IHA members consist of nonprofit, investor-owned and public hospitals in the following categories: community, safety net, rural, critical access, specialty, and teaching hospitals, including academic medical centers.