A Message from our CEO and Chief Medical Officer
Thank you for visiting Loretto Hospital’s website. I am Dr. Sonia Mehta, the new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer at Loretto Hospital. I want to express my gratitude to the Loretto Hospital Board of Trustees for allowing me with this wonderful opportunity to serve the people of Austin and the surrounding communities.
As the new CEO and CMO, I am honored to join such a devoted and highly qualified team of doctors, clinicians, administrators and staff. I promise to continue the incredible work that has been set in motion by my predecessor, Mr. Steve Drucker, who recently retired after 17 years of leadership and commitment to Loretto Hospital.
I must say, when I first accepted this great opportunity, I was not only assuming the role as the hospital’s new leader; but, I was becoming a member of a cohesive family who have been in the trenches working behind the scenes to make Loretto Hospital the “Hospital of Choice” for this community. Although Loretto has faced major challenges throughout its 73-year history, I am pressing forward towards a brighter future – one that will earmark Loretto as one of the best health care providers on the West Side of Chicago.
Since assuming my new responsibilities, one thing is apparent to me – Loretto Hospital is enthusiastic about its mission of providing quality patient-centered care, and promoting wellness and education, to the community. This passion and commitment permeates throughout the corridors of our facility; is apparent from all our community-based healthcare initiatives; and, will continue as this hospital remains a viable, strong community-based hospital.
As the newest member of the Loretto Hospital family, I am equally committed to closing the gap of healthcare inequalities. I will ensure that our patients are always treated with compassion and respect while we provide them with better care, better standards and better outcomes!
As you browse through the various components of our new website, you will learn detailed information about our history, our fine doctors and leaders, and our services and wellness offerings. You can also utilize health education tutorials, and discover, “What’s New at Loretto!” We will also add new segments to our site on a regular basis to continue to make our website a very useful, meaningful tool for you and your family.
We hope you will come to rely on our website as an important healthcare resource. If you are not able to find what you are searching for on our site, please do not hesitate to tell us by using the “Contact Us” tab on the home page. As technology continues to advance, Loretto Hospital will continue to adopt innovative methods of providing service excellence to our patients and this community.
Thank you for considering Loretto Hospital for your entire healthcare needs. We look forward to serving you and your family. Always remember…Loretto Cares!