Faculty Profile:

Lynn MurphyDirector, Planning and ConstructionNorthwestern Medicine

Lynn Murphy is currently the Director of Planning and Construction at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NM), a healthcare system comprising of seven hospitals and over 100 locations in the Chicagoland area.  Northwestern is ranked in the top ten academic medical centers.  Lynn oversees the activities for the Academic Medical Center in downtown Chicago along with planning for the corporate functions in all NM regions.  Lynn has over twenty years of experience managing teams designing and building for the NM organization.  She has a clear understanding of clinical operations while being able to adhere to standards in a growing system.  Her passion for the healthcare environment is shown in her ability to interact and guide clinicians to successful project outcomes.   While at Northwestern she has also managed purchasing, biomedical engineering, medical equipment planning, facilities/engineering and property operations.   Lynn has her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and an MBA concentrating in healthcare administration from Benedictine University (Illinois). 


Lynn presently serves on the Capital, Facilities & Construction Council for Vizient, she is a member of the Advisory Board for the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo and is on the steering committee for the Chicago Hard Hats with Heart event sponsored by the American Heart Association.