Mary Lou Mastro


Meet Mary Lou Mastro, MS, RN, CEO.

Mary Lou served as System Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Edward-Elmhurst Health since 2016. With more than 45 years working in hospitals and health systems she has made it her mission to transform the healthcare experience by making it safe, seamless and personal. As CEO, Mary Lou led the EEH merger with NorthShore, helping to enable the creation of NorthShore – Edward Elmhurst Health as a regional destination for differentiated vibrant, community connected healthcare.

Mary Lou now serves as CEO of the South Region of NorthShore – Edward-Elmhurst Health, which includes Edward Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.

Mary Lou earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from DePauw University and her master’s degree from Rush University in Chicago. Among many honors, she received the Rotary Club of Naperville’s Paul Harris Community Service award for advocacy of mental health awareness and transforming Linden Oaks into a regional resource for mental healthcare. She is past Chairman of the American Hospital Association Governing Council for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services and is a past Trustee on the Illinois Hospital Association Board.

She currently serves on the Regional Policy Board for the American Hospital Association. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago and the Kennedy Forum Leadership Council.

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

Number of Posts: 51
Contributor Since: 4/28/2017
Favorite Category: Popular

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.

Support and care doesn’t end when you leave the doctor’s office

October 30, 2018
Sometimes the key to long-term health is follow-up.

The business of caring for people

September 27, 2018
Our mission is to provide safe, seamless, personal care to every patient who walks through our doors—while keeping our arms open to our community...
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