Gerald "J.P." Gallagher
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gerald “J.P.” Gallagher assumed the role of NorthShore President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2017. In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer, Gallagher was responsible for overall system operations, clinical quality results and financial performance. During his tenure the system has combined strong operating performance with significant improvements in quality and patient safety, the use of technology to enhance patient engagement and significant capital improvements across its campuses.
Prior to becoming COO, Mr. Gallagher served as President of Evanston Hospital, the flagship teaching hospital for the system. Evanston Hospital has been recognized as a Top 100 Hospital and Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital by Truven Analytics for eighteen years – more than any other health care system in the nation. Mr. Gallagher was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s “Up and Comers” in 2010.
Before joining NorthShore, Mr. Gallagher served in a variety of hospital leadership roles with Advocate Health Care at its Christ Medical Center campus. He also completed his Administrative Fellowship at Advocate. Mr. Gallagher started his health care career as an Analyst at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Washington, DC.
Mr. Gallagher received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania on a scholarship from the Kaiser Family Foundation. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Young Presidents Organization and serves on the Board of Advisors for Catholic Charities of Chicago.