Annual Assembly 2017

Annual Assembly

2016 Annual Assembly Speaker - William A. Adair, MD 

Adair, William_2564Dr. Adair is a board certified physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation) who since 2011 has served as the Vice President for Clinical Transformation at Advocate Christ Medical Center—leading the hospital’s health outcome, quality and safety efforts. For 4 years in a row, Advocate Christ Medical Center has been recognized as a Truven 100-Top Hospital and a 15-Top Major Teaching Hospital. In 2015, Healthgrades recognized the medical center as a 100-Best Hospital for having performed in the top 2% of the nations’ hospitals for 3 successive years.

He has been a leader in post-acute care as a component of population health management, working with the Advocate system in its development of a post-acute network; integrating care across hospitals, acute and day rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and the community.

For the prior 25 years, Dr. Adair was Christ’s medical director and chair for rehabilitation medicine services, where he led the creation of tertiary level adult and pediatric rehabilitation programs recognized throughout the Chicagoland area for their excellence in patient outcome.

Dr. Adair is a graduate of the honors program in medical education of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He completed his medicine internship at Evanston Hospital, and his residency in PM&R at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University Medical School, where he served as chief resident.

Past positions include, graduate medical education medical director and associate medical director at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, as well as medical director at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital before arriving at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

His heartfelt advocacy for persons with disabilities has impelled him to leadership positions within the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Illinois Hospital Association, American Hospital Association, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Adair and his wife Linda have 3 grown children, and are longtime, active members of their local church, serving in a number of community ministries.