Advocate Lutheran General Gets New President

Richard Floyd is taking over on Jan. 1.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is getting a new president Jan. 1.

Richard Floyd will take the helm, according to Advocate Health Care. 

The health care network said Floyd has served as Advocate Sherman Hospital’s president and chief executive officer since 2001. Under his leadership, Sherman successfully built a 255-bed replacement hospital, earned the ILPEX Silver Award for performance excellence and Magnet Nursing designation, among numerous other accomplishments. Sherman joined the Advocate Health Care system in June, 2013.

“Rick’s extensive knowledge of hospital operations and outstanding leadership skills will serve him well as leader of one of Advocate’s flagship hospitals,” said William Santulli, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Advocate Health Care. “Rick has fostered a culture of excellence at Sherman that has consistently led to some of the country’s highest associate and physician satisfaction scores.”

Floyd brings more than 30 years of experience as a health care leader to this new role at Lutheran General.  Prior to his work at Sherman Hospital, Floyd served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Cleveland Clinic-affiliated Parma Community Hospital in Ohio. He also served as vice president of clinical services at University Hospitals of Cleveland and as vice president of operations at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

Floyd earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Harvard College in Boston. He is an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow and also serves on the board of the Illinois Hospital Association. Floyd is involved in numerous community organizations including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and Elgin Noon Rotary Club.

Floyd replaces Anthony Armada who served as Lutheran General’s president for four years.  Armada left to assume a new role with a health system in Seattle. 
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