Dr. Kimberley Darey new president of Elmhurst Hospital

February 28, 2023
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Kimberley Darey, MD, CPE, FACOG, a board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and certified physician executive, is now President of Elmhurst Hospital, one of nine hospitals part of NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Dr. Darey takes over for Pamela Dunley, RN, MS, MBA, CENP, who retired after 25 years at Elmhurst Hospital and 40 years in healthcare.

“We are a patient-centered hospital. We care about everyone coming through the door, whether they’re a patient, visitor or employee,” says Dr. Darey. “That caring spirit is something that I have in myself and I would love to carry on that tradition.”

Dr. Darey was previously Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of Elmhurst Hospital. She has been on the medical staff at Elmhurst Hospital since 2010 and served as Medical Director of the OB/GYN Department from 2015-2021. Dr. Darey was an inaugural member of Edward-Elmhurst Health’s (EEH) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and is a member of EEH’s Health Equity Task Force.

Dr. Darey earned her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and completed her OB/GYN residency at Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago.

About NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health

NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system that provides access to quality, vibrant, community-connected care, serving an area of more than 4.2 million residents across six northeast Illinois counties at more than 300 ambulatory locations and eight acute care hospitals – Edward (Naperville), Elmhurst, Evanston, Glenbrook (Glenview), Highland Park, Northwest Community (Arlington Heights), Skokie and Swedish (Chicago) – all recognized as Magnet hospitals for nursing excellence. Located in Naperville, Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, provides for the mental health needs of area residents. For more information, visit NorthShore.org, SwedishCovenant.org, NCH.org and EEHealth.org.