Weiss Memorial Hospital CEO Anthony J. Tedeschi, M.D. Recognized with Healthcare Leadership Award



CHICAGO (February 15, 2016) — Anthony J. Tedeschi, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief Executive Officer for Weiss Memorial Hospital and Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Region-Chicago Market for Tenet Healthcare has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF)/American College of Health Executives (ACHE) Healthcare Leadership Award.

“Our organization is comprised of passionate healthcare leaders who are dedicated to improving quality healthcare and delivering excellence. We’re proud to recognize Dr. Tony Tedeschi as this year’s Healthcare Leadership Recipient,” says Georgia Casciato, FACHE, 2016 CHEF President. “Dr. Tedeschi was selected for his exemplary track record and the contributions he continues to make  through his stellar leadership role in healthcare leadership.”

Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF) is the largest independent chapter of the American College of Health Executives. The CHEF/ACHE Healthcare Leadership Excellence Award was established to recognize individuals who have fostered advancement of the field of healthcare management. The award highlights a Chicago-area healthcare leader who has consistently demonstrated administrative achievement and creativity in the areas of development and adoption of best practices in healthcare management, successful stewardship of capital projects or significant organizational initiatives, operations performance improvement, healthcare public policy initiatives, professional mentoring, or community leadership or volunteerism.

“I am honored to receive this award,” Dr. Tedeschi said. “I began my career in private practice as a doctor, caring for patients and families. I never thought of doing anything else, but over time I transitioned into healthcare leadership and this role has been extremely fulfilling as well. Redesigning healthcare to concentrate on improvements in quality and safety and focusing on the teamwork involved to deliver great care is very rewarding. I’m grateful and honored at this recognition from CHEF/ACHE.”

Dr. Tedeschi has more than 20 years of experience in operational and clinical leadership. He previously served as chief medical officer and lead executive in the Tenet Healthcare Chicago Market, and as interim chief operating officer for Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the nation’s third-largest public health system.

Dr. Tedeschi earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois Chicago. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in public health from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisc. He received his bachelor’s degree at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. Dr. Tedeschi is board certified in family medicine and is a clinical instructor at the Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine in Chicago. He has held volunteer leadership roles for youth sports programs and schools in his community as well as with outreach healthcare organizations working in developing countries. Dr. Tedeschi is married to Dee Dee, who he met in college, and the couple live in Wheaton. Together, they have three sons, A.J., Joey, and Tommy.

The CHEF/ACHE Awards will be presented at the 40th CHEF Annual Meeting, February 18, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

CHEF is a non-profit association for Chicago’s professional healthcare community and provides networking opportunities and avenues for continuing education and leadership development for more than 1,900 members. CHEF is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

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