<div style="text-align: left;"><strong>Bill Kottmann</strong></div>
Bill Kottmann

The health system created by the merger of Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare in Elmhurst has named two to vice president positions.

Bobbie Byrne, MD, MBA, FAAP has been named system vice President and Chief Information Officer, and Bill Kottmann has been named System Vice President of Physician and Ambulatory Network Development for the health system.

Dr. Byrne is also responsible for the Facilities and Construction departments at Edward, and the Edward Cancer Centers in Naperville and Plainfield.  Kottmann is also President of Edward Health Ventures.

After practicing pediatrics for nearly ten years, Dr. Byrne served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Clinical Solutions for Eclipsys Corporation (now Allscripts), an enterprise software development company.  She also was a healthcare consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Dr. Byrne received her medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  She earned her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and BA in History from Northwestern University.  Dr. Byrne, board certified in Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics, serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Physician Advisory Council for Informatics.

Kottmann joined Edward in 1991 as Vice President of Human Resources and became Vice President of Operations in 1993.  In 2005, he was named President of Edward Health Ventures, responsible for physician and ambulatory network development, corporate joint venture strategies, and all real estate development and management for Edward.

Kottmann is a founding board member and past chairman of the Naperville Development Partnership and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He holds a BA in Environmental Science from the State University of New York, an MA in Psychology from Roosevelt University and an MBA from Benedictine University.

The merger in 2013 of Edward Hospital & Health Services and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare created one of the larger integrated health systems in Illinois, comprised of three hospitals – Edward, Elmhurst Memorial and Linden Oaks at Edward, a behavioral health facility – with revenues of about $1 billion and more than 50 outpatient locations across a service area of 1.7 million residents in the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago.  The system employs nearly 7,700, has more than 1,680 physicians on staff and 1,700 volunteers.