Executives recruited to UI Health’s leadership team

UI Health execs

New UI Health administrators include (L-R) Jodi Joyce, Jaewon Ryu, Airica Steed and Robert Winn.

UI Health has recruited four top health care executives to its leadership team.

The appointments include Jodi Joyce as associate vice president for quality and patient safety, Jaewon Ryu as associate vice president for professional practice and chief medical officer, Airica Steed as chief experience officer, and Robert Winn as associate vice president for community-based practice and director of the UI Health lung cancer program.

“We are very fortunate to have recruited an outstanding leadership team to focus on patient satisfaction, quality and patient safety, and the needs of our community to accomplish our goals,” said Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, university vice president for health affairs.

“We aspire to be the best at delivering accessible, personalized health to the people of Illinois and solving the health-disparities challenges that so adversely impact at-risk populations. The expertise of our new team leaders will drive our success in these efforts.”

Joyce, who holds BSN, RN and MBA credentials, began her career as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse. She was vice president for quality and patient safety at Legacy Health, a nonprofit with six hospitals and more than 50 primary and specialty care clinics based in the Portland, Ore., area. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow in 2011.

Ryu, an attorney and physician specializing in emergency medicine, served on the executive leadership team at Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States, where he led initiatives driving higher quality and more efficient care and shaped strategies related to government programs and health reform. His federal experience includes policy adviser at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, White House fellow and special assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Early in his career, he worked in the AmeriCorps national service program.

Steed, a registered nurse who holds an MBA and Ed.D., is experienced in customer service and program management. She was vice president of professional services and operations excellence at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Previous experience includes senior management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Sibery Group, as well as positions at Picis Inc. and VITAS Healthcare Inc.

Winn, a specialist in pulmonary and critical care with a primary interest in lung cancer, was a physician at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the VA Medical Center in Denver. A member of diversity committees to develop the next generation of physician-scientists, he has received awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship, leadership and diversity service.


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