Cathy Yen Joins West Suburban Medical Center Governing Board

Oak Park, Ill. June 1, 2018 – Cathy Yen, Executive Director of the Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce, has joined the West Suburban Medical Center Governing Board.

Ms. Yen’s fellow board members include Representative La Shawn Ford, Ade Onayemi, Ken Blair, MD, Makis Limperis, MD, Fredrick Tiesenga, MD and Joseph Ottolino, CEO of West Suburban Medical Center.

“Cathy is very knowledgeable about Oak Park both as a resident and as a business professional and brings a unique vision and level of expertise to the Board,” says Mr. Ottolino. “She is a very welcome addition and we look forward to collaborating with her.”

Ms. Yen has lived in Oak Park for more than 20 years. With previous careers in large corporate finance, budgeting and strategy, she brings a broad perspective to local business issues.

“I am delighted and honored to serve on the Governing Board of this important community institution.  West Suburban Medical Center’s over one hundred year history of bringing quality, patient-centered health care to Oak Park and the surrounding region underscores the tremendously positive impact a community hospital can have,” said Ms. Yen.  “I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and hospital administration to support West Suburban Medical Center’s mission and its continued leadership in bringing much-needed wellness services to our area.”

Ms. Yen holds degrees from the University of Chicago (MBA), UC Berkeley (MA) and Princeton (AB).  Ms. Yen is active in the Rotary Club of Oak Park – River Forest, where she will take the helm as the one hundredth president of the organization in July of this year.

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West Suburban Medical Center is a 234-bed teaching hospital located in Oak Park, Ill. and accredited by The Joint Commission. More than 300 physician specialists offer a comprehensive array of advanced inpatient, outpatient and surgical services at West Suburban Medical Center and the River Forest Medical Campus in River Forest, Ill. West Suburban Medical Center is a leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, natural birthing and obstetrics, emergency medicine, cancer care, gastroenterology and rehabilitation. The hospital is a certified Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center and is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. West Suburban Medical Center has received consecutive straight A’s from the Leapfrog Group for the Hospital Safety Score. West Suburban Medical Center is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a leading health care services company