Michael Davenport, MD was placed as the chief medical officer of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Mercy is a comprehensive network that includes a 479-bed hospital with a Level II trauma center, as well as the Mercy Family Health Center, 11 ambulatory care facilities, MercyWORKS occupational health program, two school-based health centers, a medical group, an ACO, and teaching affiliations with the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his position, Dr. Davenport ensures that the organizational goals and strategic initiatives related to quality, clinical performance and outcomes, patient safety, clinical informatics, patient experience, physician and employee engagement, service line development, research, process excellence, and graduate medical education are successfully achieved.
Dr. Davenport brings to the position a great deal of experience working with underserved populations, as well as training in Lean methodologies. He is team-oriented and excels at relationship building, and has had the privilege of serving on a number of committees during his career.
Before joining Mercy, Dr. Davenport served as the VPMA and chief medical officer of The Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system comprised of 631 beds on two full-service campuses. Methodist is the largest Medicaid provider in Indiana outside of Indianapolis, and is staffed by 2,600 employees. There, Dr. Davenport was accountable for all quality and safety, the medical staff office, CME and GME services, the hospitalist program, case management, surgical services, anesthesiology, and the medical directors over all of the specialty areas. During his six-year tenure, he built credibility and trust with the medical staff and the community, reestablished the peer review process, and ensured alignment with nursing. He improved physician satisfaction scores from the 11th percentile to the 40th in one year's time, maintained HCAHPS scores at or above the national average in many areas, and was part of the organization's embarkation on the Magnet journey. Dr. Davenport also successfully built a group of satellite clinics that included 50 employed physicians, and created a hospitalist program that included 15 physicians.
Previously, Dr. Davenport served as the vice president of medical management for Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago. He began his career in private practice, serving as a medical director within a variety of organizations.
Dr. Davenport is originally from Chicago. He earned his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois Medical School. Dr. Davenport is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Indiana State Medical Society, and the American College of Physician Executives, and is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine in Chicago. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing and spending time with family; he and his wife are the parents of grown children.