Vice President, Business Excellence, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Pattie joined Advocate Health Care in 1992 and currently is the VP of Business Excellence at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, a 333-bed acute care hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. In her role Pattie oversees the Operations Improvement (LEAN) function and facilitates the integration of the Baldrige criteria into business operations. Pattie’s leadership played a key role in Advocate Good Samaritan’s recognition as a 2010 Malcolm Baldrige Award Recipient and the highest quality award for the Illinois state Baldrige Program – a Lincoln Gold. Pattie holds a BA from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), an MS Ed from Northern Illinois University, and pursued post graduate work in Organizational Development. She is also a state Baldrige Judge with Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx). Pattie is known for her energy, innovation, and results-orientation. She enjoys biking, travel and the out of doors.