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Linda O’Dwyer
Presence Saint Francis Hospital and
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital


Presence hospitals appoint new regional chief of ambulatory and ancillary services

Chicago, Illinois (August 14, 2014) – Presence Health announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Early, 42, to Chief Ambulatory and Ancillary Services Officer for Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. Early was previously the program director of ancillary services at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she was instrumental in the design, planning and launch of a 1.2 million square foot specialty care center.

With her extensive background in operations improvement, project management, strategy and planning, Early will oversee various Presence Health programs and services for both hospitals, including oncology, rehabilitation, laboratory services, integrative medicine, diabetes care, wellness and others.

"Bringing Elizabeth to Presence Health will allow us to better position our ambulatory and ancillary services," said Roberta Luskin-Hawk, MD, president and CEO, of Presence Saint Francis Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. "She will be instrumental in developing and implementing systems, policies and protocols for revenue enhancement, quality monitoring and performance improvement in all areas."

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About Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago is a nationally ranked, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago’s lake shore communities. It is home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. Presence Saint Joseph Hospital is part of Presence Health. More information is available at

About Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a nationally recognized, full-service hospital that has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, placing it in the top seven percent of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence. As home to a Level I Trauma Center, the state’s third longest serving EMS System, the first Chest Pain Center on Chicago’s north shore and a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, Presence Saint Francis Hospital has a rich history of providing top quality care and leading edge technologies in collaboration with its 430-physician medical staff. Presence Saint Francis Hospital More information is available at

About Presence Health

Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees and 4,000 medical professionals. More information is available at http://presencehealth.org


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