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Dr. Sonia Mehta steps into leadership role at Lower Bucks Hospital

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Dr. Sonia Mehta steps into leadership role at Lower Bucks Hospital

Sonia Mehta, MD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Medical Officer Loretto Hospital and Prime Healthcare Division II Corporate CMO and Regional CEO – Lower Bucks Hospital, Pennsylvania

Dr. Sonia Mehta is the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Medical Officer of Loretto Hospital and Corporate CMO and Regional CEO for Lower Bucks Hospital. A physician by trade, she earned her Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s top-ranked Kellogg School of Management with a concentration on strategy, marketing and finance. She has more than 18 years of extensive inpatient/outpatient, clinical and administrative experience as a physician executive in a variety of healthcare settings, which include managing medical groups and hospital operations. Her experience includes extensive experience in working in complex multi- hospital system environment as well as independent safety net, critical access & community hospitals.

Administratively, Dr. Mehta has been a strong force in health care over the past 18 years, holding leadership positions at Victory Medical Center in Stanley, Wisconsin; Condell Acute Care Centers in Libertyville; Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Hoffman Estates; Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and CEO of HSHS Medical Group, Springfield, IL. Over the years, she has successfully improved patient satisfaction scores through quality initiatives, improved financial performance of the medical group and hospital, as well as achieved significant growth through alignments and new practice acquisitions.

Since assuming the role as CEO and CMO at Loretto, Dr. Mehta has achieved a number of successful accomplishments to strategically position Loretto to have a greater competitive edge in today’s health care market. Under Dr. Mehta’s leadership, Loretto Hospital received an ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog Group after years of making dramatic improvements in the areas of quality, patient safety, and overall structural enhancements to its facilities. Hospital improvements under Dr.

Mehta’s leadership include: the opening of a new retail pharmacy on its main floor to accommodate the community and to ensure it is providing continuum of care to its patients; renovation to its inpatient pharmacy to include a state-of-the-art workspace and computer system to better serve patients while they are in the hospital’s care; a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (also known as the cardiac cath lab); state-of-the art diagnostic imaging suite; and new doctors and expanded medical services and programs.

Dr. Mehta also led the way for Loretto Hospital to coordination of care and health partnerships with other health facilities such as PCC Wellness and becoming a member of the Better Health Network Accountable Care Entity (ACE), a new process of coordinating healthcare services in Illinois to new potential Medicaid recipients as well as to families already receiving Medicaid.

She has been actively involved in giving presentations on various medical subjects including: Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Obesity, Stroke, Diabetes etc. for community awareness. Client company presentations on topics like HIPAA, DOT guidelines, Functional Capacity Evaluation, Stress testing, CT heart scan and its usefulness.

Dr. Mehta is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including: 16 Female Physicians who lead hospitals (Becker’s 02/17); 36 Women Physician leaders to know (Becker’s 02/2017); 110 Physician leaders to know (Becker’s 09/16); 100 Physician leaders of hospital and health systems (Becker’s 10/2015); 100 Physician leaders of Hospital & Health Systems (Becker’s 10/14); 70 People to know in Chicago Healthcare (Becker’s 08/14); 100 Top Hospital & Health System CMO’s (Becker’s 03/14); 10 Women Physician leaders to know (Becker’s 12/13); 125 Physician leaders of Hospital & Health systems (Becker’s 09/13).

She is a member of Illinois Hospital Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Physician Executives and the Association of Safety Net Hospitals. Her board appointments include: Loretto Hospital Board, the Loretto Hospital Foundation, West Side Insurance Company (Captive in Grand Cayman), IAMACF BOARD and Illinois Compensation Trust. She co-chairs IHA’s Safety Net Committee.

Dr. Mehta is an honors graduate of NHL Municipal Medical College of Ahmedabad, India, where she received her medical doctorate. She completed her medical residency in Internal Medicine at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park and a coveted Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.

Lower Bucks Hospital is honored to have Dr. Mehta on our team. She is an industry leader and a fine example of the value of hard work and dedication to patients. We congratulate Dr. Mehta on all of her incredible accomplishments.