Dr. Larry Goodman to retire as CEO of Rush after 17-year tenure

Larry Goodman, MD, CEO of Chicago-based Rush University System for Health and Rush University Medical Center, plans to retire in the coming months.

Dr. Goodman has served as CEO of Rush University Medical Center since February 2002 and became CEO of Rush University System for Health in March 2017, when the system was formed. Rush University System for Health includes Rush University Medical Center, Chicago-based Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Ill., and Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., as well as several outpatient facilities.

During his tenure, Dr. Goodman oversaw a $1 billion upgrade of RUMC's campus on the West Side of Chicago as well as the formation of Rush University System for Health and the addition of outpatient centers in Chicago and Oak Brook, Ill.

Dr. Goodman is also the James A. Campbell, MD, Distinguished Service Professor of Rush University.

"Dr. Goodman has been a truly transformational leader during his 17-year tenure," said Susan Crown, chairman of the RUMC and Rush system boards. "He has strengthened our financial footing, elevated clinical excellence, built a renowned health science education program and significantly expanded our reach to patients throughout the Chicago area. His efforts have left an extraordinary mark for which we will be forever grateful."

Dr. K. Ranga Rama Krishnan will succeed Dr. Goodman as CEO of the Rush University System for Health, while Omar B. Lateef, DO, will become CEO of Rush University Medical Center. The board's CEO Succession Planning Committee decided that the potential growth for both entities warrants two separate leaders.

Dr. Krishnan is currently dean of Rush Medical College and senior vice president of RUMC. He has worked at Rush since October 2015, prior to which he served in clinical and leadership roles at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

Dr. Lateef currently serves as CMO of both entities and senior vice president of medical affairs for RUMC. He joined Rush in 2002 and has since served in several leadership roles, including director of the medical intensive care unit and vice chairperson of the department of internal medicine.

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