Eileen Gillespie is Vice President of Operations & Business Development for Delnor Hospital. She brings more than 20 years of healthcare executive leadership and management experience to Cadence Health. Ms. Gillespie joined the organization in May 2014.
Ms. Gillespie’s extensive work in operations with both hospitals and healthcare consulting firms in the Chicagoland area provides her with significant regional and tactical expertise. She comes to Cadence Health from Presence Health System where she served as VP of operations and chief nursing officer (CNO) at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. Ms. Gillespie also served as CNO and director of performance improvement for Navigant Consulting International, Chicago, and VP and chief nurse executive of Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.
In addition to her professional position, Ms. Gillespie is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and is on the faculty of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.
Ms. Gillespie earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and her master’s in nursing administration from Northern Illinois University. She received her doctorate in nursing and hospital administration from Rush University, Chicago.