Rush University Medical Center president to retire, successor named: 7 things to know

Peter Butler, president of Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, will retire at the end of June.

Here are seven things to know about Mr. Butler.

1. Mr. Butler began his tenure at Rush University Medical Center in 1982 and served in various positions until 1992, when he was appointed the senior vice president and chief administrative officer at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

2. After his tenure at Henry Ford Health System, he was named president and CEO of the Methodist Hospital System in Houston. He then became the CEO and president at Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie, Ill., before returning to Rush University Medical Center in 2004 as executive vice president and COO.

3. Mr. Butler has been president of Rush University Medical Center since 2010.

4. While at Rush University Medical Center, he was instrumental in a number of initiatives. This includes planning the medical center's campus transformation and construction of a new hospital building known as the Tower.

5. In addition to his role at Rush University Medical Center, Mr. Butler has also held numerous national leadership positions, including serving two terms on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

6. He will continue to serve as professor and chairman of the department of health systems management in Rush University's College of Health Sciences.

7. Mr. Butler will be succeeded by Michael J. Dandorph, who is currently executive vice president and COO of Rush University Medical Center, effective July 1. Mr. Dandorph will serve as COO and president.


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