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Mary O’Brien

Practice Director – Healthcare

Mary is a healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience in healthcare management in highly competitive healthcare environments with a successful record of achievement in strategic planning, operations, business development, physician alliances, medical education and research. She has a demonstrated ability to build successful teams that drive improved market share and revenue while focusing on exceptional patient experience and strategic partnerships. Mary has led care management strategies with clinical based ACO teams to successfully improve quality and reduce cost across the continuum of care. 

Mary has held leadership roles with two health systems. For Aurora Health Care, she served as Executive Vice President of Greater Milwaukee South Region and President of Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. For NorthShore University HealthSystem, she served as President of Highland Park Hospital; Executive Vice President of Highland Park Hospital; Senior Vice President Operations for Evanston Hospital; Vice President Operations for Evanston Hospital; as well as holding many other leadership roles for this health system.

Mary earned her M.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and a B.S. in Medical Technology from St. Mary’s College Notre Dame (South Bend, IN). She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on boards and chaired fundraising events in both the Chicago and Milwaukee metropolitan areas.

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