Mary Shilkaitis, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Operations
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer
Mary Shilkaitis was named senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Rush Copley Medical Center in 2019. A dynamic, team builder with a passion for excellence in patient care, Shilkaitis brings more than 25 years of progressive clinical and operational leadership with a proven record of improving quality, patient safety, clinical service revenues, productivity and business strategy.
Prior to her current role, Shilkaitis served as vice president of patient care services and Chief Nursing Officer. In that capacity she provided leadership for clinical and nursing operations across the organization, oversaw service line planning and administration, and strategic partnership development, including physician recruitment.
She joined Rush Copley in 2001 as vice president of women’s services. Previously Shilkaitis held leadership positions as director of women and children’s services at Central DuPage Hospital and director of pediatric services at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. She began her career as a neonatal and pediatric intensive care nurse.
Shilkaitis earned a baccalaureate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in nursing and business administration from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, where she was honored with the Lasallian Leadership Award. She is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She holds a nurse executive advanced board certification (NEA-BC) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Shilkaitis is involved in several community organizations and boards including the Nursing Advisory Council for Aurora University, Clinical Oversight Committee for Illinois Hospital Association and Board member for River West Radiation Center. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at Lewis University and as non-remunerated adjunct faculty at Rush University.