Dr. Gawne comes to Gottlieb from The Joint Commission where he served as a physician surveyor for the hospital accreditation program.
“As part of Loyola’s world-class academic health system, Gottlieb offers patients access to the most advanced specialty care,” says Lori Price, president, GMH. “Dr. Gawne is an experienced leader and will work collaboratively with Loyola and our GMH community of physicians to advance our patient experience, clinical quality and performance improvement initiatives.”
Prior positions held by Dr. Gawne include: vice president (VP), chief medical officer (CMO) and patient safety officer at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH; VP/CMO at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, MO; VP/CMO for Provena Health Central Illinois Region; and senior vice president of medical affairs for Owensboro Medical Health System in Owensboro, KY.
“I am excited to join Loyola University Health System’s Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and to support their mission to provide safe, quality care using the best practices,” said Dr. Gawne. “I look forward to facilitating collaboration between the hospital and physicians to provide our patients with the highest level of care.”
Dr. Gawne is board certified in ophthalmology and received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Northwestern University Medical Center and his residency in ophthalmology at the Loyola University Affiliated Hospitals. Dr. Gawne has a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance from Illinois Institute of Technology, a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University, where he also received a graduate certificate in Managed Care.
Prior to entering administrative medicine, he served as a three-term president of the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology. Dr. Gawne practiced in solo, single specialty, multispecialty and corporate ophthalmology settings in the Chicago suburban area for twenty years.
Dr. Gawne is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and fellow of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.
Dr. Gawne, a fourth-generation Oak Park native who also raised his children in the village, is excited to return to the area and begin serving his hometown and surrounding communities.