Lurie Children’s Hospital Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

November 16, 2023

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago announces the appointment of Richard Lehmuth as Sr. Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer. He will join the medical center on January 8, 2024. 

Mr. Lehmuth brings extensive experience and expertise in health system strategy development, most recently as Sr. Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In that role, he defined and executed the organization’s growth strategy from a single hospital to an integrated network for pediatric care. Throughout his career, he has developed strategies that resulted in enhanced volume, improved access and top line revenue growth.  

“Adding Rich, a highly experienced Chief Strategy Officer, to our executive team is a further demonstration of our commitment to becoming a transformational force in pediatrics,” said Tom Shanley, MD, President & CEO of Lurie Children’s. “Rich will work closely with me to develop and deliver on our growth objectives and provide greater access to Lurie Children's outstanding care for more children in our city, state and region.” 

“Joining the remarkable team at Lurie Children’s represents an incredible opportunity to return to my Midwest roots and serve a top pediatric hospital in one of the largest markets in the country,” said Mr. Lehmuth. “With world-class academics, advanced research and top-notch clinical care, Lurie Children’s has vast opportunities on the horizon, and I look forward to contributing to a new era of growth for the organization.” 

Mr. Lehmuth received his BA in English Literature and later Master of Health Administration at St. Louis University. 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is a nonprofit organization committed to providing access to exceptional care for every child. It is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Lurie Children’s is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.