Chief Operating Officer
Terika Richardson is an accomplished healthcare executive with a strong track record of developing creative approaches to growth and partnering with employees and physicians to improve the health of their communities. With nearly twenty years’ experience leading complex healthcare organizations, she has shown a commitment to place the patient at the center of every decision while creating measurable operational improvements.
Ms. Richardson most recently served as president of Advocate Aurora Health’s Central Chicagoland Patient Service Area where she oversaw the operations and strategic growth of their hospitals, clinics and ambulatory operations. Under her leadership, the organization standardized best practices across multiple sites, built out key service lines and developed innovative programs to address community health needs. Prior to joining Advocate Aurora in 2016, Ms. Richardson was chief executive officer of Retreat Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, and served in various leadership roles for HCA and Northwell Health.
She earned both an undergraduate degree in biopsychology and cognitive science and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, she serves on the board of directors for the American Hospital Association’s Innovation Committee and Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. She has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s Top 25 Minority Executives, among the Top 100 Women Leaders in Medicine of 2021 and Chicago Crain’s magazine’s 40 Under 40.