Victoria Navarro, MBA-HCM
Director of Planning, Design and Construction
Advocate Aurora Health
Victoria is a Regional Leader for Greater Milwaukee and for South Chicagoland in the Planning, Design and Construction Department at Advocate Aurora Health. Advocate Aurora is an integrated health care provider serving communities in both Illinois and Wisconsin. With a comprehensive array of health care resources and access points, Advocate Aurora has a broad portfolio of offerings from primary and specialty care, to hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories and home care. Advocate Aurora has more than 500 locations, including 27 hospitals and is among Illinois and Wisconsin's largest private employers with more than 75,000 employees and providers. In her role, Victoria provides strategic direction and oversight to both system-wide and regional capital construction projects. Victoria spent the majority of her professional career in the planning, design and construction of healthcare facilities. During these 20 years, Victoria has served as senior associate and healthcare planner for national architectural firms providing the highest level planning expertise to healthcare clients. As a design and construction leader for two large healthcare systems, Victoria has delivered $1 billion in forward focused capital projects, including the first LEED Healthcare Gold Certified hospital in the Midwest that standardized facility operations and room design using modular and prefabricated construction as well as complex multi-phased acute care projects which are contracted using an integrated form of agreement and shared risk and reward. She has earned the trust of hospital leadership with her knowledge of clinical operations, industry best practices, evolving technology, integrated project delivery methods, and lean construction principles. She has a master's of business administration in healthcare management from Loyola University of Chicago and a bachelor of architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.