DuPage Medical Group Announces Interim Leadership Transition Plan

May 08, 2019

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — Fol­low­ing the pass­ing of its beloved chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, Michael A. Kasper, DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) today announced it will be imple­ment­ing an inter­im lead­er­ship tran­si­tion plan. As part of the plan, the DMG Board of Direc­tors has appoint­ed DMG pres­i­dent, Dr. Paul Mer­rick, and DMG chief finan­cial offi­cer, Michael Pacetti, as co-chief exec­u­tive offi­cers of DMG on an inter­im basis, effec­tive immediately.

Both Mer­rick and Pacetti have exten­sive expe­ri­ence with the orga­ni­za­tion. Mer­rick has been in prac­tice at DMG since 1994 and has served as pres­i­dent since 2009. Pri­or to serv­ing as pres­i­dent, he served as chair­man of DMG’s urol­o­gy depart­ment for 13 years and also served as both trea­sur­er and a mem­ber of the DMG Board of Direc­tors. As pres­i­dent, Mer­rick works close­ly with the DMG lead­er­ship team to guide and improve all aspects of patient care.

We are com­mit­ted to build­ing on Mike Kasper’s lega­cy by con­tin­u­ing the great work that he so pas­sion­ate­ly believed in,” said Mer­rick. Shoul­der to shoul­der, we will con­tin­ue to make health­care bet­ter for our patients and com­mu­ni­ty by offer­ing high qual­i­ty and com­pas­sion­ate care.”

Pacetti, who has also been with DMG for more than 20 years, over­sees cash man­age­ment, account­ing, bud­get­ing and plan­ning, finan­cial report­ing, patient accounts, cod­ing and com­pli­ance, safe­ty and risk man­age­ment and physi­cian recruit­ment in his role as chief finan­cial offi­cer. In 2012, Pacetti was select­ed as an hon­oree by Dai­ly Her­ald Busi­ness Ledger’s first annu­al CFO of the Year Awards”.

Mike Kasper and I worked in lock­step with Paul and our Board of Direc­tors to estab­lish the strate­gic vision and lay the ground­work that will guide DMG for many years to come,” said Pacetti. Our lead­er­ship team and Board of Direc­tors will always work togeth­er close­ly to ensure that DMG con­tin­ues to thrive.”

About DuPage Med­ical Group
DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois with more than 720 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians in over 100 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions. For 20 years, DMG has focused on mak­ing health­care bet­ter for its patients and com­mu­ni­ties by offer­ing high qual­i­ty, com­pas­sion­ate health­care. As a physi­cian-led orga­ni­za­tion, DMG’s physi­cians work togeth­er — uti­liz­ing lead­ing-edge tech­nol­o­gy and inno­v­a­tive treat­ment options — to ensure that each patient receives acces­si­ble and effi­cient health­care. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it duly​healthand​care​.com.