Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:27

PCC Announces New President and CEO

PCC Community Wellness Center’s Board of Directors Appoints New CEO

Oak Park, IL — PCC Community Wellness Center announced that its current COO, Toni Bush, MPH, assumed the role as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1. The announcement came just one month after former CEO Robert Urso retired, on June 30, 2021, after serving PCC for more than 30 years. Dr. Paul Luning, PCC’s Chief Medical Officer, served as interim CEO and will continue as the CMO.

“We are pleased to have Toni transition to the role of CEO,” said Dr. Carolyn Fitzpatrick, PCC’s Chairwoman of the Board. “Toni has done a tremendous job for PCC over the years. Her extensive healthcare background and business operations acumen will help strengthen PCC and continue expanding its services on the Greater West Side of Chicago. We also believe her strong leadership experience will help PCC remain committed to its mission of providing exemplary healthcare to the communities it serves.”

Dr. Luning said: “Having had the pleasure of working with Toni for the last 13 years, and seeing her grow with increasing responsibility in the organization, I can say that very few people match her enthusiasm, positivity, and dedication. We are fortunate to have someone of Toni’s caliber and character as our new leader.”

With over 13 years of service to PCC, Bush has worked in various leadership roles throughout the organization, including Director of Development, Office Manager, and Clinic Administrator. As Chief Operating Officer, Bush provides leadership and management oversight of PCC,

ensuring all procedures and systems are in place for the effective growth of its clinics. She is also responsible for keeping all 14 clinics running proficiently while integrating PCC’s strategic plan to ensure its financial strength and operational efficiency to carry out its vision.

“As a child from Altgeld Gardens (Chicago Housing Authority public housing project) who became a mother at the age of 16, and single parent at the age of 19 due to community gun violence, I am truly honored and humbled to serve as the next President and CEO of PCC. As my passion for PCC grows stronger and stronger each day, likewise, my joy for serving the community grows as well. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity to lead PCC in an even greater capacity while working together with my PCC family,” Bush said.

Before her role as COO, Bush served as the Regional Director of Clinical Operations, where she managed PCC’s Steinmetz health clinic in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood and directed PCC’s employee safety and infection control programs. In addition, Bush is known for motivating staff to raise the bar in service excellence to provide the highest level of care to PCC’s patients.

A servant leader and former Chicago Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Bush is committed to working in medically underserved communities. In October 2016, she was awarded the Ramona Lopez Community Health Center Employee Award from the Illinois Primary Health Care Association for her outstanding commitment to underserved medicine.

Bush maintains a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Master’s in Public Health from Northern Illinois University.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank Dr. Luning for serving as interim CEO. He did an incredible job managing PCC’s executive leadership team and overall operations during our search for the new CEO. He ultimately made the transition of roles quite seamless,” Dr. Fitzpatrick said.

To learn more about Toni Bush and PCC Community Wellness Center, please contact Marnie Robinson, Public Relations Liaison, at 708-289-0259 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

June 10, 2019 — PCC Community Wellness Center announced Toni Bush, MPH, as their new Chief Operating Officer. With nearly 12 years of service to PCC, Bush has served in a variety of leadership roles throughout the organization, helping expand health care services across Chicago’s West Side and near west suburbs.

April 8, 2019PCC Community Wellness Center will host its ninth annual fundraising gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. The Sweet Home Chicago-themed event begins at 6 p.m. and will include cocktails, dinner, entertainment, a raffle, and complimentary valet parking. Wayne Messmer—best known for performing the National Anthem for Chicago’s sports teams—will serve as the evening’s MC.

April 2, 2019—PCC Community Wellness Center recently opened its twelfth health clinic, PCC Parkside Family Health Center, expanding affordable health care access to more residents on Chicago’s West Side. The new clinic, located at 115 North Parkside Avenue in Austin, offers family health care, women’s health and prenatal care, pediatrics, behavioral health and substance use treatment, as well as referrals to dental care at nearby PCC sites. Like all of PCC’s clinics, PCC Parkside accepts all patients regardless of their ability to pay.