SOURCE: Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care

June 10, 2013 16:12 ET

Advocate Health Care President and CEO Honored by B'nai B'rith

DOWNERS GROVE, IL--(Marketwired - June 10, 2013) -  B'nai B'rith announced today that it is recognizing Jim Skogsbergh, Advocate Health Care president and CEO, as the recipient of its 2013 National Healthcare Award.

B'nai B'rith, an international humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization said it selects individuals for the award who showcase a dedicated leadership and commitment to outstanding civic involvement in the health care field, as well as those who work to serve the broader community by supporting philanthropic causes that benefit health, youth and education programs.

"We are so pleased to recognize the leadership and dedication to the community exemplified by Jim Skogsbergh and Advocate Health Care," said B'nai B'rith International President Allan J. Jacobs. "While he leads the largest health care system in Illinois, Jim doesn't lose sight of the impact of health care decisions on the community at large. This is exactly the commitment we look for in bestowing this honor."

Named among the nation's Top 5 largest health systems by Truven Analytics this year, Advocate partners with schools, townships, churches and community organizations across Chicagoland and Central Illinois to provide health care outreach, education and more to those who need it most. 

"Jim is committed to ensuring Advocate enhances the health of the communities we are privileged to serve through quality and compassionate care," said Mark Harris, Advocate Board member. "In 2011 Advocate provided more than $550 million in community benefits-touching more than one million lives."

Take a look at a brief video that highlights just a few of Advocate's community programs, which showcases Advocate's culture of service under Jim Skogsbergh's leadership.

About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, named among the nation's Top 5 largest health systems by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state's largest integrated children's network, five Level I trauma centers (the state's highest designation in trauma care), two Level II trauma centers, one of the area's largest home health care companies and one of the region's largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2011.

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    Vincent Pierri
    Manager, Public Affairs
    Advocate Health Care
    3075 Highland Parkway
    Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
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