Mark R. Neaman
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mark R. Neaman serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of NorthShore University HealthSystem. For 26 years prior, Neaman served as NorthShore’s President and CEO, leading its transformation into a $2 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, which includes four hospitals, 100 medical offices, a 900 physician multispecialty group practice and Research Institute.
Neaman earned a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1972; and Master’s Degree in Business/Healthcare Administration from Ohio State in 1974. He began his management career at Evanston Hospital as an Administrative Assistant in 1974. From 1974 to present, he has held numerous positions at the Hospital and for the Corporation. He was named Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation in January 1992.
Mr. Neaman has served in a variety of leadership roles of healthcare-related organizations. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and served on the Board of Governors for the College (1997-2004) and was Chairman in 2002-2003. He is a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council (1992-present) and has served as the Chairman of the Board (2005-2007). He is a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA); served on the Regional Advisory Board of AHA and the Board of Directors of the Illinois Hospital Association. He was Chairman of the Board (1997-1998) of the National Committee for Quality Health Care in Washington, D.C.; was the founding Chairman of the Board for LifeSource Regional Blood Center (1983-1989). He is a member of the International Hospital Federation (since 1980); Past President of The Ohio State University Alumni Association (1980-81); is a Fellow, Institute of Medicine of Chicago; and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago (since 1992). He is a member of Health Insights (1985-present) and served as Chairman (1998-2000). He served on the Board of Directors of the VHA Health Foundation, Inc. (1998-2001). He was a Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) Representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) (2007-2010). He was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Illinois H.I.E. Board from 2010 to 2013. Since 2004, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the publicly-traded Advisory Board Companies in Washington, D.C.
Amongst various honors, Mr. Neaman received a Healthcare Fellowship with the International Hospital Federation in 1980. He was named “Young Healthcare Executive of the Year” in 1988 from the 40,000 member ACHE; and the “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year” Award from The Ohio State University Graduate School in 1988. He was named “Healthcare CEO of the Year” by HIMSS/Modern Healthcare in 2005 and was the Gold Medal Awardee in 2009 of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Neaman was the recipient of the Chicago Health Executives Forum Career Achievement Award in 2014.