Northwestern Memorial HealthCare names next CEO

Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has named Howard Chrisman, MD, as its next president and CEO.

Dr. Chrisman is the current president and COO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. Before then, he served as president of Northwestern Medical Group, one of Chicago's largest medical practices with 1,300 physicians and other healthcare professionals who have expertise in more than 90 medical specialties. 

Dr. Chrisman will succeed Dean Harrison, president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, who will step down at the end of the year and take on the role of executive chair. The changes take effect January 1, 2023. 

"Mr. Harrison will support Dr. Chrisman to advance Northwestern Medicine's strategic goals and Patients First mission," the system noted in a statement shared with Becker's.

Dr. Chrisman, an interventional radiologist, has been a member of Northwestern Memorial medical staff since 1997 and has held a number of leadership positions, including time spent as vice president of clinical operations for NMG, professor of radiology and surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and vice chair for clinical operations for the department of radiology. 

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