Patrick M. Magoon

Former President & CEO / Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Patrick M. Magoon devoted his entire professional career to Lurie Children’s (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital), where he started as an intern in 1977. He served in several operational and leadership roles before being named CEO in 1997. He led the hospital turnaround from an annual operating loss to consistently strong financial performance. Under Magoon’s leadership, the hospital was relocated in 2012 to a new state-of-the-art facility on the downtown campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and has increased the number of beds from 288 to 364 by this fall. In 2019, in addition to growing capacity at the hospital, Magoon led the way for the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute to move to a new state-ofthe-art home at the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center.  

Mr. Magoon has been an advocate in all matters of children’s health. He has taken a major role in both federal and State arenas on issues such as Medicaid reform for medically complex children, graduate medical education, pediatric research and child safety. He is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions/National Association of Children’s Hospitals (now called Children’s Hospital Association) and has provided high level of expertise through service on numerous committees. He also is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Hospital Association and served on the IHA Medicaid Reform Task Force and Safety Net Hospital Forum.  

Mr. Magoon retired after 42 years of service and 22 years in the top leadership role. He serves as an advisor to his successor, Dr. Thomas Shanley, and is co-chair with Dr. Shanley of the Lurie Children’s COVID-19 Relief Steering Committee.