The Little Company of Mary Sisters and Hospital Board of Directors would like to extend their congratulations to Dennis Reilly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park. Reilly was honored as the 2014 Business Person of the Year by the Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce at a Christmas luncheon held at Ridge Country Club on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Before becoming President and C.E.O., Reilly held several positions with the Hospital over the course of his 40+ years of service. After seven years as the Director of Information Services, Reilly became Vice President for Physician Services in 1994. In this position, Reilly oversaw the Care Stations, Home Based Services Division and Physician Practice Development, which included the corporation’s Management Services Organization. In 1996, Reilly was appointed the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, a role in which he served until his promotion to President and C.E.O. of Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in September of 2001. Reilly remains in this role today. During his time at Little Company of Mary, Reilly also has served on the Board of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council for 12 years, including two years as the board’s Chairperson.
On December 4, 2007, Little Company of Mary Hospital Board of Directors voted unanimously to begin the Campus Transformation Project. Reilly successfully guided the seven-year Campus Transformation Project to its completion in September of 2014. The Campus Transformation Project modernized the Little Company of Mary Hospital campus, providing new locations for many services that were available in the 1929 Tower Building. The new West Pavilion patient tower houses a new Women’s Center for Life and Health, the Family Birth Center and a total of 123 private and spacious patient rooms with bath. The completion of the largest expansion project in LCMH history was celebrated on September 13, 2014 with a Eucharist Liturgy presided by Archbishop emeritus Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., followed by a Grand Finale reception in the east entry courtyard of the West Pavilion. Today, the Hospital remains a strong, not-for-profit Catholic, community hospital, continuing the mission of their founding Sisters. “We remain inspired by the exceptional women and men who led before us,” said Reilly. “We are as committed to the Hospital’s mission today as we were in 1929.”