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Published on August 14, 2012

Rush Copley President and CEO to Lead
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Board of Directors

Aurora, IL – Rush Copley Medical Center’s president and chief executive officer, Barry C. Finn, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC).  MCHC is a membership and service association comprised of more than 150 hospitals and healthcare organizations working together to improve the quality of healthcare services in the Chicagoland area. The announcement was made at the group’s 77th Annual Meeting on July 26.

“I am honored to serve as MCHC’s chairman of the board. MCHC provides hospitals and other healthcare organizations with extensive tools and resources as well as advocacy services that are vitally important amid the current state of healthcare today,” said Finn.

The board of directors is well represented from healthcare leaders from throughout the Chicagoland area. Officer appointees from other organizations include Adventist Midwest Health, Centegra Health System and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Healthcare Centers.

Finn became president and CEO of Rush Copley Medical Center in 2002 after serving in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University and he is a certified public accountant. He earned a Masters of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing and Strategy from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

About Rush Copley Medical Center
Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL, is a 210-bed hospital providing health and wellness services to the greater Fox Valley community. Nearly 500 physicians and 2,000 clinical and professional staff members provide advanced medicine and extraordinary care to patients.  Rush Copley is a member of the Rush-System for Health.

About Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
The Council's Institutional members consist of hospitals (and their integrated delivery systems) in the eight-county Chicago area. Associate members include hospitals outside these counties, as well as physician groups, nursing homes, outpatient treatment centers, insurers, medical schools and other health care organizations.

MCHC's board of directors acts as the policy-making body for the organization and assesses MCHC's progress in addressing health care-related issues. Much of the Council's work is accomplished through various member committees that make recommendations to the board.


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