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Norwegian American Hospital names new chief medical officer

Contact: Sandra Denisse Martinez
(773) 292-7354 or smartinez@nahospital.org

Norwegian American Hospital names new chief medical officer

CHICAGO – Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) named Dr. Jagdeep Singh as its new chief medical officer effective Dec. 13, 2018. Dr. Singh comes to Norwegian with extensive clinical and management expertise. Most recently, he served as chief medical officer (CMO) at West Houston Medical Center, in Texas, a 310-bed facility with a medical staff of approximately 7,000 physicians.

Dr. Singh has broad and in-depth knowledge of value-based health care and patient-centered population management and is experienced in working collaboratively with external parties for accreditation, compliance, reporting and investigating. He holds an MBA (master of business administration) – physician executive — from Auburn University, certification in medical management and board certification in family practice.

As chief medical officer at Norwegian, Dr. Singh will have oversight of clinical operations within the hospital, the Medical Staff office, Physician Strategy and Business Development and Medical Education, in addition to the NAH physicians, the chief nursing and chief information officers.

A graduate of the Government Medical College in Amritsar, India, Dr. Singh completed a family medicine residency at the Flower Hospital in Sylvania (Toledo), Ohio, and a fellowship in emergency medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. In addition, he is board-certified in family medicine (ABFM), a certified physician executive with the American Association for Physician Leadership (CPE) and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Prior to serving as CMO for West Houston Medical Center, Dr. Singh was CMO of Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, GA; vice president of medical affairs (VPMA) for the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn., and VPMA of the Catholic Health System in Buffalo, NY.

Norwegian American Hospital is an acute care hospital located in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. With a mission of being dedicated to passionately caring for the health of patients and the community, the hospital has provided high-quality, as well as comprehensive health care to residents of the community since 1894. A 200-bed facility, Norwegian American Hospital has a wide range of specialty programs and services. For more information about Norwegian American Hospital, visit www.nahospital.org.

Sanchez named to Gov Pritzker’s Healthcare Committee.

José R. Sánchez, President and CEO of Norwegian American Hospital, was recently appointed part of the Governor Elect‘s Healthcare Committee.

As a member of J.B. Pritzker’s transition team, Mr. Sánchez will play a key role in making strategic recommendations for policies that will address the needs for health care services across the state. These recommendations will span across all sectors of health care, including:
• Services for children and adults
• Creating a patient-centered model of care
• Integrating substance abuse and mental health to patient screenings
Without a doubt, Mr. Sánchez’s expertise and extensive experience in leading healthcare organizations will help further advance the agenda for hospitals in Illinois in their quest for clinical excellence.

NAH 2018 Coat Drive Thursday Nov. 8

Norwegian American Hospital to host coat drive for the community
Hospital warming up the hearts of less fortunate area youth for the 7th consecutive year.

See the flyer for more information.

CHICAGO – For the seventh consecutive year, Norwegian American Hospital (NAH) will host a coat drive for area children and youth in the community. Approximately 150 new coats will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to less fortunate children in preparation for the holidays. In addition, 200 bags with groceries will be distributed to participants.

“This is a very special time for us at Norwegian,” said NAH President and CEO, José R. Sánchez. “Once a year, we host this event in our hospital for area residents as a way to give back to this great community we are so proud to serve every day,” said Sánchez. Mr. Sánchez will join NAH staff to help distribute winter coats to less fortunate children in the Humboldt Park community and nearby areas.

Who: NAH patients, visitors and the community at large are invited
What: 7th Annual NAH Coat Drive
When: Thursday, Nov., 8, 2018, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Norwegian American Hospital, 1044 N. Francisco Ave, 5th Floor Professional Office Building, Chicago.

Norwegian American Hospital (NAH), a 200-bed, acute care facility, is the fourth leading provider out of 59 area hospitals that provides high quality, charitable health care. NAH has proudly served the Humboldt Park community for 123 years, providing affordable and compassionate health care services.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Hear from Norwegian’s registered nurse Ericka Romo important information if you or a loved one has diabetes.
View the video.

Call for artists: Norwegian American Hospital and Gift of Hope team up for a great cause

Call for Proposals: Give Hope Give Life

Norwegian American CEO José R. Sánchez: Providers must go beyond physical care to improve community health

Read the article featuring our CEO in
Beckers Hospital Review

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Sustainable Renovation Project at Norwegian American Hospital.
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Sánchez Elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board
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Norwegian American Hospital Awarded “B” in the Fall 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Ratings
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New Maternal Fetal Medicine program at NAH
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Norwegian American Hospital Awarded Primary Stroke Certification
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Jose Sanchez Receives National Leadership Award
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Norwegian American Hospital Media Kit
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Annual Reports

Norwegian American Hospital 2016-2017 Annual Report
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Norwegian American Hospital 2015-2016 Annual Report
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Norwegian American Hospital 2014-2015 Annual Report
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