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McMahon named Provena Saint Joseph president and CEO

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM

ELGIN — Provena Health has named Dr. Eugene McMahon the next president and chief executive officer of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital.

McMahon, 49, had been serving as the hospital’s chief medical officer. He replaces Steve Scogna, who resigned to become chief financial officer of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. McMahon’s appointment is effective March 25.

“Dr. McMahon’s appointment is in keeping with our vision to make our Elgin ministry a physician-driven organization focused on ensuring PSJH is the place where doctors want to practice,” Anthony J. Filer, chief operating officer at Provena Health, said in a press release.

“Under his leadership, PSJH will continue our goal of working with our physicians to further enhance quality and promote best practice sharing, expand access to technology and provide support for our collective efforts to meet health reform requirements.”

The release called McMahon “an accomplished physician executive.” He brings to Provena Saint Joseph “a broad scope of impressive, comprehensive medical and operational leadership experience.”

McMahon joined Provena Saint Joseph, at 77 N. Airlite St. on Elgin’s west side, last year from Southcoast Hospitals Group in Fall River, Mass., where he served as the chief medical officer. Prior to that role, McMahon held executive leadership positions at St. Francis Hospital/Covenant Healthcare in Milwaukee, including serving as the vice president of medical affairs.

McMahon is a board-certified pathologist, and began his pathology practice in 1994 in Milwaukee. His experience includes serving as the leader of a large pathology and laboratory medicine practice and serving on many medical staffs in the Milwaukee area, according to the release. McMahon is also a board certified physician and surgeon in Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

McMahon graduated cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in economics and pre-medicine before earning his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following an internship at Columbia University, New York, he completed a residency in pathology and laboratory medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. McMahon also holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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