Mark A. Frey is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Adventist Health System's Midwest Region, and president and CEO of AMITA Health, a joint operating company formed by Adventist Midwest Health and Alexian Brothers Health System, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health comprises nine acute and specialty care hospitals serving suburban Chicago.
Mr. Frey was appointed CEO of Alexian Brothers Health System in 2007 and was instrumental in the development of the health system's programs in psychiatry and neuroscience, and in the expansion of rehabilitation services through a joint venture with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Beginning in mid-2007, he led a $55 million operational turnaround of the health system over a two-year period. In 2011, he oversaw the merger of Alexian Brothers Health System with Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system.
Mr. Frey is an honors graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he was a student in philosophy; a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, where he earned his master's degree in social work; and an honors graduate from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a licensed attorney in Illinois and has taught graduate classes at two colleges as an adjunct faculty, supervised graduate-level interns and functioned as a therapist for many years.