ROPH Welcomes Two New but Familiar Members to its Board of Directors

(June 13, 2018) - Jane Llewellyn, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, and Michael Dandorph, two names well known at Rush, now round out the seven-member panel of the Rush Oak Park Hospital Board of Directors.

Dr. Llewellyn, an Oak Park resident for more than 40 years, is former vice president and chief nursing officer at Rush University Medical Center and associate dean in the College of Nursing. Upon her retirement from Rush in 2011, Llewellyn was an early champion for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® program and led Rush through three successful magnet designations. She has served as a magnet appraiser for 15 years and in this role works with hospitals across the country to elevate clinical practice.

Dandorph is president of the Rush System and president of Rush University Medical Center. He joined the Medical Center in 2013 as executive vice president for clinical affairs. As president of the Rush System, Dandorph serves as the senior-most leader responsible for the integrated operations and strategies of the Rush System’s hospitals and clinical practices, as well as the system’s continued growth and future direction. The Rush System currently includes Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Rush Oak Park Hospital, Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, and numerous outpatient facilities throughout the metropolitan Chicago area.

“Our two newest board members bring a combination of the spirit and energy of the community we serve as well as the knowledge and skills to continue on with our excellence in health care,” said Bruce Elegant, president and CEO of Rush Oak Park Hospital. “We’re pleased to have Mrs. Llewellyn and Mr. Dandorph on our board as we continue to provide expert and compassionate health care for the community.”

Dr. Llewellyn and Dandorph replace Dominican University President Donna Carrol and Rush Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing & Communications Joan Kurtenbach.

Gary McCullough, former CEO of ARI Packaging, who has been a board member since 2016 and is also a longtime Oak Park resident, has been named chairperson of Rush Oak Park Hospital’s Board of Directors.  

Rush Oak Park Hospital Board of Directors (voting members):

Gary McCullough

Former Chief Executive Officer

ARI Packaging

David Ansell, MD

Sr. VP for Clinical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer

Rush University Medical Center

Sandra Sokol

Retired Municipal Clerk, Village of Oak Park

Anthony Mitchell

VP of Communications

Chicago Council of Global Affairs

Cheyrl Ingram


Fourth Municipal District, Cook County

Jane Llewellyn, RN, PhD, NEA-BC

Retired VP, CNO, Rush University Medical Center

Associate Dean, Rush University

Michael Dandorph

President, Rush System

President, Rush University Medical Center

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