The president of the three-hospital Rush University System for Health is stepping down next month after more than two years in the role.
Michael Dandorph joined Rush University Medical Center, the system's flagship hospital, in 2013 as executive vice president for clinical affairs. He was president of the medical center from July 2017 through June of this year, following longtime CEO Dr. Larry Goodman's retirement in May.
Dandorph, 51, is leaving to pursue other interests, the system said in a statement. His replacement has not been announced, a hospital representative said.
"While Mike's departure is a great loss for Rush, we respect his decision and express our sincere gratitude for his many contributions to position Rush for future success under the capable and talented leadership teams across the health system," Susan Crown, chairman of the Rush board, said in the statement.
In addition to Rush University Medical Center, the system includes Rush Oak Park Hospital, Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora and more than 30 outpatient facilities.
Goodman was succeeded this year by three people: Dr. Ranga Krishnan as CEO of the system; Dr. Omar Lateef as CEO of Rush University Medical Center and Dr. Sherine Gabriel as president of Rush University.
As president of the system, Dandorph was responsible for expanding Rush's outpatient footprint, opening centers in the South Loop and Oak Brook, as well as the new $450 million cancer and neurosciences center.
"I am so proud of the advances made by an extraordinary team of leaders, master clinicians and researchers, and dedicated staff and am confident Rush will continue to be a model for the region and nation in transforming health care," he said in the statement.
Before joining Rush, Dandorph spent nearly two decades at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, where he held various leadership roles, including senior vice president of strategy and business development, according to his bio on the Rush system site.
"Rush health system president stepping down" was originally published in Crain's Chicago Business.