Lori Pacura Named Holy Cross Hospital Senior Executive
It is with great pleasure that Sinai Health System announces that Lori Pacura will become Senior Vice President, Holy Cross Hospital, effective immediately.
Pacura joined Sinai Health System in 2001 and has held a progression of significant roles in the areas of clinical leadership, most recently as Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer. She played an important role in activities associated with Holy Cross Hospital’s affiliation with Sinai Health System, a transaction that was complete on January 16, 2013. A published author, as well as a national speaker on the topics of recruitment/retention and health partnership models, Pacura received her Master of Science in Nursing from Saint Xavier University and completed the Health Services Management Program through the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
The Holy Cross Hospital affiliation with Sinai Health System enriches healthcare opportunities for communities on Chicago’s south and west sides. With the go-live installation of Meditech on March 5, Holy Cross Hospital’s health information technology was upgraded as was its electronic medical record capability. “This is very good for our patients and physicians.” said Kathy Loeb, Holy Cross Hospital Chief Nursing Officer. “Our healthcare professionals are able to more quickly get important information that affects patient care whether the patient was seen in his or her physician’s office or here at the hospital.” The affiliation has also made it possible for specialty and sub-specialty physicians, such as psychiatrists, who might not have been available in the community previously, to be more accessible.
About Sinai Health System and Holy Cross Hospital
Sinai and Holy Cross Hospital share a mission of caring for many of Chicago’s most economically challenged communities by providing essential access to high quality and compassionate healthcare and social services. The system now has over 800 physicians on its hospital medical staffs, 695 licensed beds, 100,000+ annual emergency department visits and eight physician residency training programs. The combined service areas of Holy Cross Hospital and Sinai Health System include a total of 1.5 million people. As a member of Sinai Health System, Holy Cross Hospital remains a Catholic hospital, complying with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare. The Sisters of St. Casimir continue as the religious sponsor of Holy Cross Hospital.