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CDH names Wheaton man president

Updated: April 6, 2011 4:56PM

A Wheaton resident has been promoted to the top job at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

Michael V. Vivoda, 51, will move up from executive vice president to the new position. The hospital’s former president and CEO, Luke McGuinness, has taken on the CEO role of CDH-Delnor Health System, the product of the recent merger of CDH and Geneva-based Delnor Hospital.

“This executive change supports CDH’s ability to sustain quality, achieve operational excellence and maintain focus on patient satisfaction,” McGuinness said in a press release.

Well-regarded by the hospital’s physicians and other staff, Vivoda has been a key member of the executive team since 2004 and has been instrumental in growing and expanding the services of CDH and recruiting some of the area’s most specialized and experienced physicians. He has a broad-based background in both inpatient and outpatient hospital operations and physician group management. Vivoda also was the lead executive responsible for creating CDH’s new $35 million comprehensive cancer center and is credited for a six-fold increase in CDH’s laboratory business over the last five years.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Executive MBA Program at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Vivoda also has extensive community involvement. He heads the board of Access DuPage, a program for the uninsured in DuPage County; serves as a lector at St. Michael’s Church in Wheaton; sits on the board of the College of DuPage Foundation; and is an advisory council member for Family Shelter Services, a program supporting victims of domestic violence.

Married almost 30 years, he and his wife Cyndi live in Wheaton and have two adult children.

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