Chief Executive Officer
Mary A. Shehan, DNP, RN, came to Weiss Memorial Hospital in July 2015, assuming the role of Chief Nursing Officer. In October of 2017, Dr. Shehan assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer and then subsequently accepted the role as Chief Executive Officer in March of 2018.
Prior to this, Dr. Shehan was the senior vice president and chief nursing executive at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, where she also served as the nursing home administrator for Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Extended Care Facility.
During her nursing career, Dr. Shehan has held a variety of positions including clinical nurse specialist for surgical services, operating room nurse manager, and director of surgical and obstetrical services.
Previously, Dr. Shehan was an associate professor to the adjunct faculties at Rush University College of Nursing as well North Park University, College of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Shehan had held the role of nurse surveyor for the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.
Dr. Shehan earned her BSN in Nursing from the University of Illinois, her MSN in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago, and her DNP from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Shehan is a fellow of the Advisory Board leadership development program for emerging healthcare executives.
Dr. Shehan was appointed in 2014 by the Mayor of Chicago as a commissioner for the North River Expanded Mental Health Services Program. Serving on this commission allows Dr. Shehan to work directly with the community in which she lives, ensuring program funding for this underserved population.