Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) has announced that it has named Richard J. Gannotta, DHA, FACHE, President, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Senior Vice President, NMHC effective this month. Dr. Gannotta was President of Duke Raleigh Hospital of the Duke University Health System.
“Rick is an accomplished health-care executive who understands academic health systems like ours,” said Dean M. Harrison, NMHC President and CEO. “He has a track record for working collaboratively and achieving results. We expect Rick to play an important role in the leadership of Northwestern Medicine.”
Dr. Gannotta will lead hospital operations in support of Northwestern Memorial’s Patients First mission. He will work closely with the leadership of NMHC and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to advance Northwestern Medicine, the health system’s and medical school’s shared vision. Dr. Gannotta joined Duke Raleigh Hospital as its Chief Operating Officer in 2006, before becoming president early last year. At Duke, he worked closely with department chairs at the Duke University School of Medicine on clinical alignment, program development, and physician recruitment to expand the hospital’s primary and specialty care practices.
A nurse practitioner, Dr. Gannotta was also faculty for the Duke School of Nursing’s Nursing and Health Leadership Program. He received a BSN degree from Florida International University, an MBA degree from Campbell University, and a doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.