DuPage Medical Group Announces the Appointment of Steve Nelson as Chief Executive Officer

July 07, 2020

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG), the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois, is pleased to announce the appoint­ment of Steve Nel­son as its Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, effec­tive July 6, 2020. Nel­son will report to the Board of Direc­tors and work in close part­ner­ship with Paul Mer­rick, MD, the Chair­man of the DuPage Med­ical Group physi­cian organization.

Mr. Nel­son is a sea­soned leader with more than 30 years of health­care expe­ri­ence at both pay­er and provider orga­ni­za­tions. He was pre­vi­ous­ly Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of Unit­ed­Health­care, a $190 bil­lion divi­sion of Unit­ed­Health Group. Dur­ing his 15-year tenure, he served in key lead­er­ship posi­tions in both the Com­mer­cial and Gov­ern­ment busi­ness­es and drove efforts that result­ed in increased growth, employ­ee engage­ment and cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion. Mr. Nel­son also has sig­nif­i­cant provider expe­ri­ence, hav­ing served in a vari­ety of exec­u­tive roles with Hen­ry Ford Health Sys­tem and Inter­moun­tain Healthcare.

Steve’s long and suc­cess­ful track record of cre­at­ing world-class per­for­mance by build­ing cul­ture and focus­ing on mis­sion and pur­pose aligns well with the mis­sion of DMG,” said Mer­rick. I am thrilled for him to join the orga­ni­za­tion and look for­ward to his part­ner­ship with the physi­cians of DMG. Togeth­er, we will trans­form the care deliv­ery mod­el in a way that the health­care sys­tem demands, patients deserve and physi­cians desire.”

We are pleased to wel­come Steve to DMG,” said Mike Pacetti, who has served as inter­im co-CEO with Paul Mer­rick, MD, dur­ing the last 14 months. Steve is a vision­ary health­care leader who is aligned with our mis­sion of tak­ing great care of patients. He brings a track record of suc­cess and a pas­sion for find­ing new and inno­v­a­tive ways to improve health­care deliv­ery and health out­comes. We con­duct­ed a selec­tive and thought­ful search for a new CEO and are con­fi­dent that Steve will lead our orga­ni­za­tion to its next phase of growth and suc­cess.” Mr. Pacetti will now resume his role as Chief Finan­cial Offi­cer — a role he has held since 1999.

DMG has a remark­able mis­sion and mean­ing­ful his­to­ry as a physi­cian-led orga­ni­za­tion,” said Nel­son. I am hon­ored to have the unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to work side-by-side with these tal­ent­ed physi­cians and employ­ees. Togeth­er, we will con­tin­ue the work to trans­form the health­care sys­tem result­ing in a bet­ter patient and physi­cian expe­ri­ence, more afford­able care and world-class health outcomes.”

Mr. Nel­son will spend the com­ing weeks learn­ing more about and engag­ing with physi­cians and employ­ees across the orga­ni­za­tion, as well as meet­ing with key part­ners, local busi­ness lead­ers and associations.

Mr. Nel­son serves on the Board of GENY­OUth and Kadi­ant, the Dean’s Advi­so­ry Board at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan and he is an adjunct pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michigan.

About DuPage Med­ical Group

DuPage Med­ical Group (DMG) is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­cial­ty physi­cian group in Illi­nois with more than 750 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians in over 100 sub­ur­ban Chica­go loca­tions. For more than 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 stag​ing​.dupagemed​ical​group​.pki​apps​.com.