Patrick M. Magoon is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lurie Children’s (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). He has devoted his entire professional career to our institution, joining in 1977. One of his momentous achievements was leading the creation of our state-of-the-art hospital on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to replace the outdated facilities in Lincoln Park.

Since he became CEO in 1997, the number of individual children served by the hospital, inpatient and outpatient, has more than doubled. Research funding from the National Institutes of Health has more than quadrupled. During his tenure as CEO, the hospital has consistently appeared on the U.S.News & World Report’s list of top children’s hospitals, has been named one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Chicago (Chicago magazine) and one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers (Working Mother magazine). Under his leadership, we became the first children’s hospital in the nation designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Mr. Magoon is an advocate in all matters of children’s health. He is active on the Coalition of Freestanding Children’s Hospitals and served for two years as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). He is the Chair of the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) Board of Trustees, where he previously served as Secretary and as member of the Policy Council, the Medicaid Reimbursement Task Force, the All Kids Task Force, and several other committees and panels. He also has served on the Boards of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council and the McGaw Medical Center.