Bachelor of Science, St. Xavier University, Chicago, 1960. Master of Science, St. Xavier University, Chicago, 1965. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Xavier University, Chicago, 1986.
Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1980. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Loyola University, Chicago, 1988. HHD (honorary), Lewis University, 1997.
Staff nurse, Mercy Center, Aurora, Illinois, 1960-1961; supervisor, Mercyville Psychiatric, Aurora, 1961-1963; supervisor psychiatric unit, Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Iowa., 1965-1967; assistant professor, U. Iowa, Iowa City, 1967-1970; director ambulatory care, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, 1970-1974; vice president, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, 1974-1976; Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, 1976-1991; commissioner, Department Public Health, Chicago, since 1991. Consultant Alivio Health Center, Chicago, 1987-1990. Board directors American National Bank, Chicago.
Member board health City of Chicago Department Health, 1979-1985. Member payment assessment committee United States Congress, Washington, 1983-1988. Member American Public Health Association, Ambulatory Care Council (co-chair since 1992), Illinois Hospital Association (chair, secretary 1983-1990).