Guy A. Medaglia was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2010 by Saint Anthony Hospital’s parent and hospital boards. Prior to Mr. Medaglia’s appointment at Saint Anthony Hospital, he was a Managing Director for FTI Healthcare (formerly Cambio Health Solutions). Mr. Medaglia has an accomplished background in healthcare, including executive management positions for an academic medical center, and multiple urban community hospitals both freestanding and as part of a Catholic health system. During his career in the healthcare industry, he designed and implemented numerous strategic initiatives around expense improvement, product line evaluation and modification, revenue enhancement, quality improvement, physician relations and physician contract management.
Mr. Medaglia has specialized in assisting senior management, boards of directors and creditors in the areas of operational restructuring and performance improvement assessment and implementation. Prior to FTI, Mr. Medaglia was senior operations executive for Roger Williams Medical Center; vice president and managing director for Li Moran International, Inc.; senior vice president for Montgomery Ward Corp.; vice president for Hook-SupeRX, Inc.; and divisional vice president for Sara Lee Corp.
Mr. Medaglia’s experience also includes design, implementation and project management of supply chain, productivity and strategic planning initiatives for multiple client companies. Mr. Medaglia has advised senior management and board members on acquisitions, new business initiatives and new market ventures. Outside the healthcare industry, Mr. Medaglia participated in the financial turnaround of two regional retail chains, managed the $50 million system integration of two merged corporations, and led the acquisition and integration of two retail companies along with the consolidation of two corporate headquarters.
Mr. Medaglia holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Meyer University and a Masters of Science in Management from Salve Regina University. He also is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives.
After finishing his graduate degree in 2009, Bynum began his healthcare career with Health Management Associates (HMA) as assistant Chief Financial Officer of Spring Hill Regional Hospital in suburban Tampa, FL. Less than one year on the job, Bynum was promoted to divisional financial manager at HMA’s corporate headquarters in Naples, FL. In this role, Bynum served as the division Chief Financial Officer’s right hand, managing operational and financial activities for thirteen hospitals in five states with over $1 billion in annual net revenue.
In March of 2011, Bynum was assigned to help turn around Chester Regional Medical in Chester, SC where he served as the Chief Financial Officer. In 2012, Vanguard Health systems recruited Bynum to Oak Park, IL to serve as Chief Financial Officer of West Suburban Medical Center - a 240 bed facility predominantly serving Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. After six months, Bynum was assigned Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, serving as Chief Financial Officer for both campuses. In May 2013, Bynum joined Saint Anthony Hospital, impressed by its vision and commitment to delivering the highest quality healthcare to the Chicago’s South and Southwest Side families.
With over 20 years of nursing experience and leadership, Jill Stemmerman is our Vice-President of Patient Care as well as our Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Ms. Stemmerman oversees all administrative and clinical leadership aspects of the Division of Patient Care including, Inpatient Services, Emergency Services, Surgical Services, Respiratory Care, Pharmacy, and Quality Resources.
Ms. Stemmerman joined Saint Anthony Hospital in 2006 after 18 years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago where she held progressively more responsible nursing administration roles including, Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Manager, Director of Ambulatory Care, and Director of Medicine Nursing.
Ms. Stemmerman is a Past President of the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders (IONL), Region 2A, and is a current member of the IONL Policy and Advocacy Committee. She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Ms. Stemmerman holds a Master of Science in Nursing Degree from DePaul University (Chicago) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She is also a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Aileen Brooks is our Vice-President and General Counsel. With 21 years of legal experience, Ms. Brooks oversees the legal department, general corporate matters, governance, compliance, insurance, litigation, risk management, employee health and security.
Ms. Brooks joined Saint Anthony Hospital in November, 1999. From 1996 to 1999, she practiced in the Chicago office of a multinational law firm serving clients in a variety of legal matters including insurance/reinsurance litigation and consumer credit class action litigation. Prior to moving to Chicago, Ms. Brooks worked as an attorney/solicitor in a boutique solicitor firm in London, England, concentrating her practice on defending professional liability claims. While attending law school, Ms. Brooks continued to work as the trauma nurse coordinator at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
Ms. Brooks holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit, a B.S. in Health Care Administration with a Certificate of Business Administration from the University of Detroit and an Associate of Science in Nursing. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and Michigan (currently inactive) and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (currently inactive). She is also a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
James A. Sifuentes is our Vice-President of Mission & Community Development. Mr. Sifuentes oversees government and community relations, our community wellness programs, and ensures the hospital’s Catholic identity is present.
Mr. Sifuentes previously served as the Executive Director for the Pilsen YMCA in Chicago, and was instrumental in the planning and building of the Rauner YMCA, also in Chicago, as the first full facility center serving the Pilsen neighborhood and surrounding communities.
Mr. Sifuentes has extensive experience in community relations, fundraising, and organizational development. As a leader within the non-profit community, Mr. Sifuentes has a proven track record of accomplishing major reorganization leading to profitable business models.
Mr. Sifuentes holds a B.A. in Psychology from St. Xavier University in Chicago.
Christine Raguso is our Vice President of Professional Services, joining Saint Anthony Hospital in June 2011. With over 17 years of experience in economic and community development, Ms. Raguso oversees the ancillary functions of the Hospital, the creation and implementation of a new clinic model, as well as the development of the new Saint Anthony Hospital community campus.
Ms. Raguso came to Saint Anthony Hospital from the City of Chicago where she held various roles including Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley for Economic and Community Development as well as Acting Commissioner for the Department of Community Development. At the Department of Community Development she oversaw 187 staff and an annual budget of $355 million. From 2004 to 2007 she worked at DLA Piper Chicago as Development Coordinator providing comprehensive oversight and analysis of city regulations, coordination and preparation of various zoning and other land use applications for projects in various municipalities. Prior to DLA she worked as the Development Manager at Perkins & Will Chicago coordinating the business development efforts of the corporate, commercial, civic and higher education market sectors.
Ms. Raguso holds an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Business in Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently sits on the Greater Grand Crossing/Gary Comer Youth Center Advisory Board.