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Judith Eileen Hicks

Judith Eileen Hicks, American nursing administrator. Recipient Jonas Salk Leadership award March of Dimes, 1998, Ernst and Young Outstanding Illinois Nurse Leader award, 1999, Entrepreneur of Year award Ernst and Young Midwest Region, 2006, Nursing Alumni of Year award, St. Xavier University, 2007; finalist Entrepreneur of Year award Ernst and Young, 2004.


  • Hicks, Judith Eileen was born on January 1, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John Patrick and Mary Ann (Clifford) Rohan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, St. Xavier University, Chicago, 1969. MSN, University Illinois, Chicago, 1971.


    • Staff nurse Mercy Hospital, Chicago, 1969-1970, nursing supervisor, 1970-1973. Consultant continuing education Illinois Nurses Association, 1974-1975. Director obstetrics-gynecology nursing Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 1975-1981.

      Vice president nursing Children's Memorial Hospital, 1981-1986. President Children's Memorial Home Health, Inc., 1986—2001, Children's Memorial Nursing Services, 1986—2001. Chief Executive Officer Beechwood Health Solutions, LLC, since 2009.

      President Allied & Children's Home Health and Nursing Services, 1988, CM Healthcare Resources, Inc., 1988—2001, The Pediatrics Place, Inc., 1994—2001, Focused Health Solutions, Inc., 2000—2007, founder to Chief Executive Officer. Director Near North Health Corporation, Chicago, 1982—1985. President Pediatrics Excellence Program Service.

      Board directors Infant Welfare Society Chicago, National Breast Cancer Association, Children's Memorial Medical Center, 1985—2007. Member Nutrition Foundation School Public Health, Nutrition Rountable Harvard School Public Health. Member, ledership council Harvard School Public Health.

      Member, dean advisory committee University Illinois School Nursing. Board directors La Casa Norte.


    Member board trustees St. Xavier University, Chicago, since 2005. Member American Society Nursing Administrators, Women's Health Executive Network (1984-1985), Illinois Hospital Association (chairman council on nursing 1982-1983), Institute Medicine, Economic Club of Chicago.


    • Married Laurence Joseph Hicks, November 22, 1969. Children: Colleen Driscoll, Patrick Kevin.
    • father: John Patrick Rohan
    • mother: Mary Ann (Clifford) Rohan
    • spouse: Laurence Joseph Hicks
    • children: Colleen Driscoll Hicks
    • Patrick Kevin Hicks
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    Born January 1, 1947
    (age 70)