Hinsdale – Mary Murphy has been named regional vice president for nursing with Adventist Midwest Health.
“Mary has been a member of the Adventist Midwest Health team for more than 10 years, and in every hospital she has worked, she has proven herself an excellent leader and nurse,” Adventist Midwest Health President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Crane said. “Those skills will serve us well as she takes on the role of regional leader for nursing for all four of our hospitals.”
Murphy is currently vice president and chief nursing officer at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, a position she has held since 2008. Prior to that, Murphy worked as vice president and chief nursing officer at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, where she had also worked as director of emergency services.
Murphy helped oversee a $10 million renovation of the emergency department at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. That project was completed in 2007.
“At the core, I am a nurse and I want to put the patient at the forefront of all our decisions,” Murphy said.
A Westchester resident, Murphy began her nursing career in 1982 at Walther Memorial Hospital. In 1986, she moved to the trauma unit at Cook County Hospital.
Two years later, Murphy joined the Loyola Lifestar Aeromedical Program as a flight nurse, treating patients as they were being transported to the hospital. She joined Adventist Midwest Health in 2001.
Murphy has a master’s degree in nursing from Loyola University and earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the same university. In 2006, she served as the regional president of the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders and has held memberships with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the National Flight Nurses Association.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.
Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, firstname.lastname@example.org; (630) 856-2354