Chief Operating Officer

Michael Hartke

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Michael Hartke is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Northwest Community Healthcare. In this role, he works with the CEO to advance the organization’s mission, vision, core values, strategic priorities and growth goals. He is also responsible for leading hospital and ambulatory operations – overseeing Performance Improvement, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Environmental Services, Facilities, and Food and Nutrition. In addition, he manages physician operations for NCH, which includes the NCH Medical Group and the Immediate Care and Occupational Health Programs as well as NCH's PHO, Clinical Integration and Accountable Care organizations.

Hartke joined NCH in 2010 as Executive Vice President of Clinic, Regional Services, and Information Technology. Previously, he was chief executive officer for Affinity Health Care LLC, and executive director for Greater Northwest Medical Group.

Hartke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science from Northern Illinois University, where he received the accolade of Academic All-American for basketball. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

In addition to spending time with his family, Hartke enjoys the outdoors and is an avid college basketball fan. As he puts it, “My participation in athletics has had a profound impact on my life, my family, my work ethic and my professional style. I have been on bad teams that had great individual talent and very good teams without as much talent. I love working with teams. I think that good people can create great outcomes when they come together as a team. I have seen it playing basketball, and I see it here at NCH.”