Swedish Covenant Hospital is proud of its exceptional leadership which guides the hospital in its mission of providing compassionate care and a full range of medical services. Our leaders are passionate about making a difference in the lives of everyone who walks through our doors. From hospital administration to our Board of Directors, our leadership team makes decisions that allow our physicians and staff to provide the best care for you and your family. 

Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Board of Directors is made up of community leaders who provide valuable insights on the health and wellness needs of our community members. We’re proud of our accomplished board who helps us meet our mission of providing safe care, the best outcomes and an exceptional patient experience. 

Swedish Covenant Hospital is proud to announce its 2014-2015 Board of Directors:

Charles L. Adair, Wheaton, IL
BMO Capital Markets, Chicago, IL

Kurt D. Anderson, Naperville, IL 
Voyage Financial Group, Lisle, IL

Lyle Banks, Winnetka, IL

Ronald Curran, M.D, Wilmette, IL
Swedish Covenant Hospital Medical Staff, Chicago, IL 

Judith E. Dabertin, Elmhurst, IL

Vincent DiBenedetto, Chicago, IL
Coverdell, Chicago, IL

Clark H. Federer, M.D., Evanston, IL
Swedish Covenant Hospital Medical Staff, Chicago, IL

Maureen Girard, Chicago, IL 
Cardinal Health, McGaw Park, IL

W. J. Wesley Kee, Arlington Heights, IL 
Marsh U.S. Consumer, Chicago, IL

David J. Koo, Chicago, IL 
RoundTable Healthcare Partners, Lake Forest, IL

Bruce McNulty, M.D., Oak Park, IL

Patricia Merrywheather, Naperville, IL 
Illinois Medicare QIO - IFMC, Oakbrook, IL

Rev. Mark Nilson, Chicago, IL 
North Park Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

Christopher J. Olson, Chicago, IL
Columbia Wagner Asset Management, Chicago, IL

Judith A. Pins, Gurnee, IL

David R. Putman, Inverness, IL 
Kaercher Campbell & Assoc. Ins. Brokerage, Chicago, IL

Thomas M. Pyra, Barrington, IL 

Jeffrey Tilken, M.D., Chicago, IL 
Swedish Covenant Hospital Medical Staff, Chicago, IL

Dennis Wolff, Chicago, IL 
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chicago, IL

Lawrence P. Anderson, Naperville, IL
Chief Financial Officer
Covenant Ministries of Benevolance, Chicago, IL

David A. Dwight, Northbrook, IL
President, Covenant Ministries of Benevolence, Chicago, IL

Arminio Surucci, M.D.
President, SCH Medical Staff, Chicago, IL

Rev. Gary B. Walter, Palatine, IL
President, Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago, IL

Anthony Guaccio, Homewood, IL
President and Chief Executive Officer

Judith A. Borenstein, J.D., Chicago, IL
V. P. General Counsel, Legal Affairs

Thomas J. Garvey, LaGrange, IL
Senior VP/Chief Financial Officer

Derek J. Kelly, M.D., Lake Forest, IL
V.P. of Medical Management/Chief Medical Officer/Chief Medical Information Officer

Janis Rueping, Chicago, IL
V.P. of Quality Improvement & Risk Management

Kathy Donofrio, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC Chicago, IL
V.P. of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer
Anthony Guaccio is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Swedish Covenant Hospital, where he has been a part of the executive staff since 1996. During this time, Swedish Covenant Hospital has become the largest and most successful independent community hospital on Chicago’s north side, with a well-deserved reputation of technological and teaching excellence, compassion and growth. Under his management, the hospital received nine consecutive “A” hospital safety grades from the Leapfrog Group and has sustained Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence since 2010.

Anthony is an accomplished senior-level hospital executive with 30 years of proven, innovative health care management experience. His previous positions include acting as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer of Swedish Covenant Hospital. 

In addition to his responsibilities at Swedish Covenant Hospital, Anthony is a Board Member of Upper Midwest VHA, a Chairman of the Economic Steering Committee at Upper Midwest VHA and a LLC Board Member/Past President of the Therapy Institute.

Anthony received a master’s degree in business from North Park University. He completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Eastern Illinois University. 

The Medical Staff at Swedish Covenant Hospital elected the following officers in 2015/2016:

Arminio Surucci, M.D., Internal Medicine
Dr. Surucci received his doctor of medicine from the University of Bucharest Medical School in Romania, and he completed his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Surucci has been in practice for 19years, and his clinical interests include cardiovascular health, preventive medicine, cholesterol management, diabetes and smoking cessation. Dr. Surucci speaks English, French, Italian and Romanian. 

Adam Finkelstein, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology
Dr. Finkelstein received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, and he completed his residency and fellowship at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center. He has been in practice for more than 18 years. 

Hamid Humayun, M.D., Nephrology
Dr. Humayun attended medical school at Osmania Medical College in India, and he completed his residency at Medical College of Ohio Hospital. He has more than 18 years of experience. Dr. Humayun speaks English and Hindi. 


Claude Zanetti, M.D.
Shameem Abbasy, M.D.
Greg Amarantos, D.P.M.