Business Briefs | May 2016

May 2016 View more


DuPage Medical Group (DMG), the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, has added three experienced physicians to its growing staff. Dr. Kevin Madsen is a maternal fetal medicine physician who earned his medical degree and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University School of Medicine. He later completed a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Mary DeHerrera Codo is an endocrinologist who earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed her residency and fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Falguni Vasa is an endocrinologist who earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She later completed a fellowship at Northwestern University Medical Center.

Photo courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Health

Photo courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Health

Naperville resident and healthcare industry veteran Bill Kottmann has been promoted to president and CEO of Edward Hospital, effective July 1, reporting to Edward-Elmhurst System CEO Pam Davis. Since the merger of Edward and Elmhurst Hospitals in 2013, Davis has held the positions of Edward-Elmhurst system CEO and Edward Hospital president and CEO. Davis remains system CEO to focus on system-wide strategies and will hand over operational leadership of Edward Hospital to Kottmann. Elmhurst Hospital president and CEO Mary Lou Mastro will continue to report to Davis. Kottmann is currently system vice president of Physician and Ambulatory Network Development as well as president of Edward-Elmhurst’s joint venture division. He joined Davis at Edward in 1991 as vice president of Human Resources and became vice president of operations in 1993. In 2005, he was named president of Edward’s joint venture division, a role he expanded to a system-level in 2013, responsible for physician and outpatient network development, joint venture strategies, and all real estate development and management. Kottmann and his wife, Donna, have lived in Naperville since 1991where they raised two daughters. He is a founding board member and past chairman of the Naperville Development Partnership. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a BA in Environmental Science from the State University of New York, an MA in Psychology from Roosevelt University and an MBA from Benedictine University.

Jeff Anderson, who recently served as the business development manager of Magenium Solutions in Glen Ellyn, has been named Naperville’s next director of information technology. Anderson was selected from a pool of qualified candidates following a rigorous interview process. Prior to his time at Magenium Solutions, Anderson served as director of information technology operations at Project Leadership Associates and director of applications and information technology at West Monroe Partners, both located in Chicago. Anderson holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Iowa State University. Anderson’s first day was March 28.

Photo courtesy USG Corporation

Photo courtesy USG Corporation

USG Corporation, the world’s leader in building materials and technologies, has promoted Naperville’s Chris Rosenthal to senior vice president of Human Resources. Rosenthal has been with USG since 1985 and has previously served as senior vice president of Human Resources for Building Systems and L&W Supply Corporation, senior director of HR Operations and director of Organizational Development and Workforce Diversity and vice president of Human Resources, among others. Outside of USG, Rosenthal serves as a board member of the Career Transitions Center of Chicago. He previously served on the board of directors of the Naperville Heritage Society from 2003 to 2012. He has also served Chicago United as a member of the Leaders Council and as a board member of the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs. Additionally, Rosenthal is involved with the Society for Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago. Rosenthal graduated from Indiana University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in human resources and labor law.


DuPage County was named the top-rated county in the United States for upward mobility by American City and County magazine. The magazine based the designation on the Harvard University Equality of Opportunity Project, whose findings were highlighted in a New York Times article. American City and County Magazine cited DuPage County as the best for earning potential, particularly for disadvantaged youth. DuPage County was the only county from Illinois, or the Midwest, to be named to the top 10.

Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, and advisory services, has been named one of the nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for 2015, Milwaukee’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2015 and has received the World at Work Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction. These awards recognize and celebrate organizations that support employees in achieving success both at work and at home through effective workplace strategies and practices. Additionally, the firm was recognized for the eighth time by Friend of Illinois Parks at the Illinois Association of Park Districts/Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IAPD/IPRA) Soaring to New Heights Conference as an organization that enhances parks and the quality of life in Illinois communities.

Photo courtesy Edward Hospital

Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of data-driven analytics and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. Edward made the 100 Top Hospitals list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study identifies hospitals and leadership teams that provide the highest level of value to their communities, based on a national balanced scorecard measuring overall organizational performance across 11 key analytic measures including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. The study has been conducted annually since 1993. Edward was also recognized with the honor in 2011.

Photo courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Health

Photo courtesy Edward-Elmhurst Health

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has honored Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health, with its prestigious Recognition Program Service Award. The announcement was made at the 40th Chicago Health Executives Forum Annual Meeting on February 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The ACHE Recognition Program celebrates members’ commitment to the healthcare management profession. Recognition is bestowed at three levels based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to furthering professional excellence. Previously, Davis served for 11 years in senior administrative positions, including Chief Operating Officer, at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Prior to that, she served two years as assistant administrator of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. She holds a BA in Economics/Social Studies and an MA in Hospital and Health Services Administration from the University of Iowa.

NMAG0516_Business_Jazz Perspectives_800px

Photo courtesy Jazz Perspectives

Aurora-based talent management company, Jazz Perspectives, has been selected as a success story by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and honored with a profile in the organization’s 2015-2016 Resource Guide for Small Business, Illinois edition. Jazz Perspectives was recognized after participating in the “ScaleUp Aurora” program, an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. SBA. “ScaleUp Aurora” is designed to support development of entrepreneurship ecosystems that assist high-potential, growth-oriented entrepreneurs, and small businesses. According to William Small, Jr., president of Jazz Perspectives, the goal is that the participants will create jobs and make a positive economic impact in their local community. The company’s other honors include the Annual Award for Business Excellence from the Daily Herald Business Ledger and the “What’s Your Story” Award from 25N Coworking.