Advocate Health Care recently announced the appointment of Terika Richardson as president, Advocate Trinity Hospital effective June 20, 2016.
Richardson joins Advocate after having served as chief executive officer (CEO) at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, HCA, in Richmond, Virginia, since May 2014. Under her leadership, she guided the 227-bed hospital to positive earnings within the first two quarters of her tenure, grew outpatient surgery by 48 percent within two years and implemented a robotic surgery program to drive inpatient volume growth.
“Advocate Trinity is south side Chicago’s premier community hospital and it is truly a pleasure to join this leadership team. I am committed to honor the rich past of the hospital while we position the facility for future growth and amazing care of our community,” said Terika Richardson.
“We are delighted to welcome Terika to Trinity Hospital and our senior leadership team,” said Bill Santulli, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “She is a seasoned executive leader with extensive operations, service line and physician relations experience who has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results.”
During the past seven years, Advocate Health Care has invested more than $100 million dollars into Advocate Trinity Hospital. It has created advancements in Stroke Care, Cardiology, Vascular Care, Rehab Services, Digestive Health, Women’s Services and Surgical advancements. Advocate Trinity Hospital has more than 300 doctors with expertise in more than 50 specialties along with being a designated primary stroke center. Advocate Trinity Hospital has been providing healthcare on the south side of Chicago for more than 120 years.
In addition, Advocate Trinity Hospital is the first hospital in Chicago to be certified as Baby Friendly, a designation from the World Health Organization recognizing the highest level of support for breastfeeding mothers and babies. It’s a step forward in addressing the city’s childhood illness and obesity epidemic.
During her time as CEO, Richardson also improved employee satisfaction by six percent in her first year and achieved top quartile performance in patient engagement.
Prior to her role at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, beginning in 2008, Richardson served as chief operating officer at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, HCA, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where she developed key service lines including orthopedics, oncology and cardiovascular programs. From 2013-14, she served as the medical center’s interim CEO.
She earned a Master of Public Health degree and Bachelor of Arts degree in biopsychology and cognitive science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She serves on the American College of Healthcare Executive’s Young Careerist Committee.
About Trinity Hospital
Providing healthcare on the Southeast Side of Chicago for more than 120 years, Advocate Trinity Hospital is a 193-bed not-for-profit health care facility. Part of Advocate Health Care, Trinity offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services as well as a variety of community outreach programs. For more information on Trinity, visit http://www.advocatehealth.com/trin. To schedule an appointment with an Advocate physician call 1-773-967-4055.