Executive Team

Michael Davenport, M.D.

Michael Davenport, M.D.
President and Interim CEO

Dr. Davenport was named President and Interim CEO in November 2013. Prior to that appointment he served for five years as Methodist Hospitals' Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Davenport is an experienced physician executive with a strong track record of building relationships with physicians, hospital staff and external stakeholder groups. Prior to joining Methodist Hospitals, Dr. Davenport served for 12 years as Chief Medical Officer at Advocate Trinity Hospital, an urban safety-net community hospital located in Chicago. Dr. Davenport earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University with a pre-med concentration. He graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School as a Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Davenport completed his internship as well as his residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives.

Matthew Doyle, CPA
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Matthew joined Methodist in February 2007 as the Corporate Controller and after four and a half years accepted a move to his current position as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Methodist Matthew was a Vice President of MCDoyle LLC a consulting company specializing in healthcare turnaround work. Matthew has held numerous key management roles including 5 years as the Chief Financial Officer at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Matthew graduated from Franklin University with his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance and is a CPA as well as a member of the Healthcare Finance Management Association.

Wright Alcorn, MHA, FACHE
Vice President, Operations

Wright Alcorn joined Methodist Hospitals as Interim Vice-President of Operation in February 2012 and in August 2012 accepted the position of Vice President of Operations. He has over 25 years of experience in hospital and health system administration and operations including clinical and support service operations, service line development and management, new program and business development and regulatory and compliance oversight. Wright has worked at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and Methodist Hospitals in Houston, Texas. Wright holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Michele "Shelly" M. Major, MS, MBA, RN

Shelly M. Major, RN, MS, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE
Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Shelly Major became Chief Nursing Officer on November 3, 2008. She has over 33 years of healthcare experience, is listed in the 1993 Who's Who in American Nursing and was recognized as a 2010 Worldwide Leader in Health Care by the International Association of Nurses.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.  Shelly has held a variety of nursing management positions at institutions such as Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and local Northwest Indiana Hospitals. Her professional memberships include American College of Health Care Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders and Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives. Her vision for Nursing at Methodist Hospitals is to be the renowned leader for innovative Nursing Practice and Quality, recognized for achieving excellent patient care outcomes. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive-Advanced and has been designated as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Alex Horvath, MS
Vice President, Marketing and Human Resources

Alex Horvath joined Methodist Hospitals as Vice President of Human Resources in 2011. He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations/Human Resources from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. A human resources professional since 1988, Alex served as Vice President of Human Resources and Marketing at Advocate Bromenn Healthcare in Bloomington, IL, for 18 years. He has extensive experience in human resources, communications, physician recruitment and community outreach. Alex also served as Vice President of Human Resources for Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL, and personnel manager for Amsted Industries in Chicago, IL.

James M. Kirchner, MS
Vice President, Physician Integration

James Kirchner joined Methodist Hospitals in 2011 as the Vice President of Physician Integration. He has more than 20 years of experience in physician/hospital alignment and group practice management. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, ambulatory care development and physcian/hospital integration. James has held key management positions at institutions such as St. Joseph Physician Network in South Bend; Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL; Columbia/HCA in Chicago, IL; Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, IL; and Cardiospecialists Group in Olympia Fields, IL. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Lewis University in Joliet, IL; and his Master’s degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University in Chicago, IL.


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