Dean M. Harrison
President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Dean M. Harrison is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial HealthCare; the parent corporation of Northwestern Memorial Hospital including its Prentice Women’s Hospital and Stone Institute of Psychiatry, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Foundation. Before joining Northwestern Memorial in July of 1998, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Chicago Health System.
As the primary teaching hospital for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial and Feinberg have developed Northwestern Medicine, a joint strategic plan to become a Top 10 Academic Medical Center by 2020. Under the Northwestern Medicine strategic plan, the medical school and health system will align to create one of the nation’s safest hospitals, advance new knowledge that accelerates novel discoveries that bring treatments and cures to patients faster and become one of the most sought-after teaching programs for the next generation of physicians, healthcare professionals and scientists.
Mr. Harrison has been honored by B’nai B’rith International with the National Healthcare Award in 2008 and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency and the Chicago Minority Enterprise Development Council with the 2010 CEO Leadership Circle of Excellence Award for Diversity.
Mr. Harrison currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Illinois Hospital Association, Member Board of Directors of the University HealthSystem Consortium, Board of Directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Board of Directors of World Business Chicago, Board of Directors of the Executive’s Cluband is a special advisor to Merrick Ventures. He is a former Chairman of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Board of Directors. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Commercial Club of Chicago, The Institute of Medicine of Chicago and the Business Leadership Group for Workforce Chicago 2.0.
Mr. Harrison earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Francis College.
Peter J. McCanna
Executive Vice President Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Peter J. McCanna is Executive Vice President Administration and CFO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, and its principal subsidiary, Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Mr. McCanna joined Northwestern Memorial in August 2002 as Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer. Previously he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1998. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President and CFO of the University of Colorado Hospital.
Mr. McCanna serves on the Catholic Extension Society Board of Governors. He is a member of the Health Management Academy, and The Economic Club of Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from The University of Michigan, and earned his Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dennis M. Murphy
Executive Vice President, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Chief Operating Officer, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Dennis Murphy is the Executive Vice President of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Chief Operating Officer of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is responsible for hospital clinical and support operations, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, and planning for clinical program development in Northwestern’s new strategic plan. He oversaw the development and opening of the new replacement Prentice Women’s Hospital, which opened in 2007 and is leading the service excellence program.
Before joining Northwestern Memorial in 2000, Mr. Murphy was the Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Business Development at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Prior to this experience, he spent 10 years at John Hopkins Hospital in a variety of roles from Administrative Fellow to Medicine Department Administrator.
Mr. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1986 from University of Notre Dame and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Duke University in 1989.