Three Chicago-area hospitals have named new top executives in an unusually active transition period.
Louisville, Ky.-based Merit Health Systems named Gregory Cierlik as president and CEO of its Lincoln Park Hospital in Chicago, formerly known as Grant Hospital. Cierlik, 46, replaces Clarence Nagelvoort, who stepped down this summer to pursue other interests less than a year after having negotiated the purchase of Grant at auction. Cierlik, a certified public accountant and attorney, previously served as national practice director with Arthur Andersen's healthcare restructuring and recovery group and most recently headed his own consulting firm.
Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Alexian Brothers Health Network promoted from within, naming Roger Johnson president and CEO of 334-bed Alexian Brothers Medical Center last month. He had held the post on an interim basis after serving in other administrative positions with the four-hospital Alexian network in the past 27 years. Johnson, 58, replaces Nancy Hellyer, who resigned in August to become president and CEO at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Ind.
Finally, Oak Brook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care named Susan Nordstrom Lopez, 50, CEO of 551-bed Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. She had been president and CEO at 266-bed St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, Ind.