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Michael J. Dandorph Appointed as Executive Vice President, Rush University Medical Center and Executive Director of Rush University Hospitals

(CHICAGO)--Michael J. Dandorph has joined Rush University Medical Center as executive vice president and executive director of Rush University Hospitals. Dandorph comes to Rush from the University of Pennsylvania Health System where he served as the senior vice president of strategy and business development.

“Michael Dandorph is a highly-strategic and results-oriented health care executive with substantial leadership experience,” said Peter Butler, president of Rush University Medical Center. “He brings to Rush more than 17 years of broad, senior leadership experience within an academic health system.”

Dandorph will be responsible for overseeing Rush University Medical Center’s hospitals and ambulatory services including the new Tower, the Atrium, Rush Children’s Hospital, the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center for inpatient geriatric and rehabilitative medicine, and Rush Oak Park Hospital in west suburban Oak Park. He will begin his work at Rush on June 3.

As a member of Rush’s executive leadership team, Dandorph will hold the executive responsibilities for the institution’s clinical enterprise, He will be responsible for executing the strategic plans of the organization as well as providing management oversight for the development of high quality, cost effective and integrated clinical programs.

“Rush continues in a leadership role in clinical advancement and innovation, conducting research that improves health, educating future health care providers, promoting diversity, and maintaining strong commitments to its community,” said Dandorph. “I’m looking forward to joining the extraordinarily talented team at Rush to further its mission.”

Dandorph brings with him extensive leadership experience from the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which currently includes four owned hospitals and more than 1,500 employed physicians. As a member of the senior leadership team there, he was responsible for the significant expansion of Penn’s clinical enterprise over the last decade through the effective integration of marketing, strategy and business development with clinical service line operations.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in sports medicine from William Patterson University in New Jersey and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Cornell University.

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