Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's board has elected Dr. Thomas Shanley as new president and CEO.
Earlier this year the hospital's executive committee unanimously nominated Shanley to take over for Patrick Magoon, who announced his retirement in July after 22 years in the top spot. Magoon, 66, who spent four decades at the hospital, will support the transition for one year. Shanley's election is effective immediately,
Prior to his appointment, Shanley, 56, was chair of pediatrics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and president and chief research officer at Lurie's Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute.
"I am confident that together we will build on our solid foundation and unprecedented momentum to become the leading children's hospital in the country," Shanley said in a statement today. "Together, we will transform childhood health and well-being to create healthier futures for the children of Chicago and beyond."
The hospital has long been recognized as one of the best children's hospitals in the country, making it the first choice for many families and insurers. Though it fell short of U.S. News & World Report's top 10 list this year, Lurie is nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties—including nabbing the No. 2 spot for cardiology and heart surgery.
Shanley came to Lurie Children's from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he served as associate dean for clinical and translational research, a professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and director of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the statement says.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
This article was originally published in Crain's Chicago Business.