AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Patrick  Magoon

Patrick Magoon

Graduation Year: 1976
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
Institution: Western Illinois University

Patrick Magoon has devoted his entire career to one of the top children's hospitals in the country, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Magoon has worked for Lurie for more than 40 years, and has served as the hospital's president/CEO for the past 20 years. Under his leadership, the number of children served has increased by more than 50 percent to nearly 200,000 a year, and the NIH research funding has more than quadrupled. The hospital was the first children's hospital in the country to receive the Magnet Hospital designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.