Mary Lou Mastro


Meet Mary Lou Mastro, MS, RN, FACHE, President & CEO of Edward-Elmhurst Health. An inspiring leader, Mary Lou joined Edward Hospital in 1988 as Director of Cardiovascular Services. From 2002-2013, she served as President of Linden Oaks at Edward (now Linden Oaks Behavioral Health), and from 2014-2016 she served as President & CEO of Elmhurst Hospital where she led record volume growth and financial stability. With more than 35 years working in hospitals, Mary Lou brings extensive experience in hospital strategy, operations, planning, licensure and regulatory compliance, public policy and advocacy, physician relations, new business development, and patient care. She has made it her mission to transform the healthcare experience by making it safe, seamless and personal.

A registered nurse, Mary Lou earned a BSN from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and holds a master’s degree from the Rush University College of Nursing. She is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and a tireless advocate for the rights of persons with mental illness. She serves on the Board of Access DuPage, a community collaborative for 11,000 members who don’t have healthcare insurance or access to care. She is also chairperson of the Illinois Hospital Association steering committee for the Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality.

Don’t miss Mary Lou’s Healthy Driven Stories!

Number of Posts: 35
Contributor Since: 4/28/2017
Favorite Category: Popular

It’s time to move heart health to the top of your to-do list

September 04, 2019
The more we know about taking care of our health, the easier it is to get it done.

The merger that became one of the nation’s best health systems

May 14, 2019
You’re getting the best of the best at Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Doing our part to protect our community

January 30, 2019
We hope to help our community protect their families and friends by providing an accessible, friendly and safe place to dispose of dangerous...

Merry Christmas: What I learned from my family

December 21, 2018
The December holiday season has always been a magical time for me.

Let's end workplace violence

November 29, 2018
All too often violence within hospital walls is reported in the media—and it is a serious wake up call for all of us.

What I learned from my parents

November 19, 2018
Through their love and their values, my parents taught me a lot about how to treat people and what’s important in life.
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