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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Austin B. Frazier, Jr., Named a Top 50 Financial Leader by the National Diversity & Leadership Conference

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MAYWOOD, IL – Austin B. Frazier, Jr., regional vice president of finance, Loyola Medical Group, was named a Top 50 Financial Leader this week by the National Diversity & Leadership Conference.

The Financial Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through their achievements, according to DiversityFirst™, and exemplify the ability to excel in their field. The award gives prominence to the accomplishments of women and men who construct, innovate and pioneer in the local and global economy. Financial leaders contribute to the growth and profitability of their company and community and are actively involved in mentoring the upcoming generation of professionals within the financial industry.

The Top 50 Financial Leaders were announced during the organization’s 17th Annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference, held April 21-22 and April 28-29, 2021. The theme of this year’s virtual conference was “Be a Changemaker,” and honored diverse talent from various industries.

“I am honored to be recognized among so many talented financial professionals throughout the U.S.,” said Frazier.

Frazier, specifically credited Trinity Health, Loyola’s mentorship program, and Daniel P. Isacksen, Jr., regional chief financial officer, for "supporting and providing opportunities for professionals who come from different backgrounds." Frazier is currently mentoring a Trinity Health financial professional in Florida.

"This recognition is reflective of the efforts that we are putting in at Loyola and Trinity Health as a whole," said Frazier.

“Austin Frazier is an exemplary financial and health care leader, and we commend him on this prestigious honor,” said Shawn P. Vincent, President & CEO, Loyola Medicine. “At Loyola and Trinity Health, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and supporting and mentoring young and emerging professionals in their health care careers.”

Frazier, originally from Philadelphia, joined Loyola in 2017 as the regional director of revenue cycle and finance operations. He was named regional vice president of finance, Loyola Medical Group, in December 2019. Prior to joining Loyola, Frazier served as director of health information management at Texas Children’s Hospital. He has also held positions with Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Peak Health Solutions, MedQuist, Inc. and HP3, Inc.

Frazier received a Bachelor of Science degree in health information management from Temple University and a Master of Business Administration in health care finance from George Washington University. He is a board member for the Chicago Hope Academy.

To see the full list of the 2021 awardees please visit:

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.