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: 51
Contributor Since: 4/28/2017
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Memorial Day remembrance

May 25, 2022
Let’s take a few moments to remember those who have died for our country so we can live free.
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Let’s embrace our differences

October 25, 2021
October is Global Diversity Awareness Month. It’s a good reminder to open our minds to the diversity in our community and take a deeper look at how...
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Let’s talk openly about mental health, it matters to all of us

May 05, 2021
Mental health care is as vital as primary care and emergency care.

One of the top health systems in the country is in your back yard

April 27, 2021
You’re getting the best of the best at Edward-Elmhurst Health.

The work of acceptance, inclusion and love

October 15, 2020
At times, my family feels like a small microcosm of the country. We love each other dearly, yet we are diverse and disagree on a lot of issues.

Let’s hear it for our rehabilitation specialists!

September 22, 2020
Rehabilitation specialists play a crucial role in our patients’ quality of life.
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