Lois Elia has been with Advocate Health Care for 21 years in varying leadership roles, including: Advocate Physician Partners, System Clinical Support Services, Advocate’s ACO, and Physician and Ambulatory Services. Advocate is the largest integrated health care system in the state of Illinois with more than 250 sites of care, including 12 acute care hospitals, including a children’s hospital with two campuses.
Currently, Lois is the VP of Physician and Ambulatory Services leading physician specialty and service line strategies. Prior to this role, Lois was accountable for the building of Advocate’s ACO infrastructure where she led the plan, design and execution of the full continuum of population health management strategies and tactics necessary to succeed under value-based care and payment models.
Lois has been involved in overseeing several high profile system initiatives including PHO centralization, Culture of Safety, eICU services, clinical EMR rollout, ACO infrastructure build and development of an integrated behavioral health service line.
Prior to joining Advocate, Lois was a manager in the health care consulting practice of Deloitte & Touche. She has also held clinical positions at Johns Hopkins and Northwestern Memorial hospitals.
Lois earned her BS in Nursing from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Lois completed certifications at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Leadership Institute for Health Care Executives and Harvard’s Executive Project Management Institute.
Lois also serves on the board of Advocate Home Health, Advocate Christ Medical Center PHO, and was recently appointed to the URAC board of directors.