PARK RIDGE -- Advocate Health Care has named Richard Floyd the new president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Floyd has served as president and chief executive officer of Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin since 2001. Under his leadership, Sherman successfully built a 255-bed replacement hospital on Randall Road, which opened in December 2009. The hospital earned the Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) Silver Award for performance excellence and Magnet Nursing designation, among numerous other accomplishments. Sherman joined the Advocate Health Care system in June.
"Rick's extensive knowledge of hospital operations and outstanding leadership skills will serve him well as leader of one of Advocate's flagship hospitals," William Santulli, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Advocate Health Care, said in a release announcing Floyd's appointment. "Rick has fostered a culture of excellence at Sherman that has consistently led to some of the country's highest associate and physician satisfaction scores."
Floyd brings more than 30 years of experience as a health care leader to Lutheran General. Prior to his work at Sherman, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Cleveland Clinic-affiliated Parma Community Hospital in Ohio. He also served as vice president of clinical services at University Hospitals of Cleveland and vice president of operations at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
Floyd earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Conn., and his Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Harvard College in Boston. He is an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow and also serves on the board of the Illinois Hospital Association.
Floyd also is involved in numerous community organizations, including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Elgin Noon Rotary Club.
He replaces Anthony Armada, who served as Lutheran General's president for four years. Armada left Advocate this fall to take over as chief executive officer of Seattle-based Swedish Health Services.
Advocate Lutheran General is a 638-bed research hospital offering advanced care in a Level I trauma center (the highest level), cardiovascular, orthopedic, advanced surgery, oncology and neuroscience institutes. Lutheran General Hospital has been ranked 14 times among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and was the first hospital in the area to be awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center's prestigious Magnet designation. Lutheran General Hospital also is home to Advocate Children's Hospital — Park Ridge, one of the state's largest pediatric networks. Lutheran General Hospital is part of Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care, the largest health care provider in the state.