President & CEO
La Rabida Children's Hospital
Brenda Wolf assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of La Rabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in July 2011. La Rabida serves approximately 9,000 children annually who require primary and specialty care to address complex and challenging medical conditions. Ms. Wolf, also served as the hospital’s COO and brings more than 20 years of corporate leadership, government relations and advocacy experience to her role at the 49-bed pediatric specialty hospital.
Under Ms. Wolf’s leadership as COO the hospital launched an electronic medical record system, a wireless patient monitoring system and the approval of a forthcoming new outpatient wing. La Rabida was recently recognized by the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its medical home programs.
Ms. Wolf serves on the Medicaid Task Force of the Illinois Hospital Association and served on the Public Policy Council for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI), which promotes the health and well-being of children and their families through support of 200 children’s hospitals and health systems. She has also served on the boards of the Chicago Children’s Museum, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Jewish Children’s Bureau where she served a two year term as board president.
Ms. Wolf earned her M.B.A. with concentrations on Health Administration and Marketing from the University of Chicago. She has an M.A. in Special Education from West Virginia University and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.
Brenda resides in Chicago and Union Pier, Michigan with her husband Fred Siegman and sweet dog Bogie. Her recreational interests include interior design, gardening and painting.