Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare - 2018
President, Advocate Trinity Hospital
Richardson has put Advocate Trinity Hospital on steady financial footing. Under her leadership, the hospital, situated on the South Side of Chicago, increased orthopedic patient volume 18% by improving referral relationships. Her care redesign also helped reduce by 32% the number of orthopedic surgery patients needing to go to a skilled-nursing facility. She also led a $10 million renovation project that was built around improving nurse workflow. As part of the project, Trinity opened a single floor dedicated to surgical and SICU services, as well as one for cardiovascular patients. For the hospitals sickest patients, Trinity created a unit with 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 patient-nurse ratio. In recognition of her work, she added South Suburban Hospital to her portfolio in late 2017.