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Jutila named vice president

Advocate Health Care announces the appointment of the Rev. Stacey Jutila as vice president of mission and spiritual care for Advocate Children's Hospital.

Advocate Health Care announces the appointment of the Rev. Stacey Jutila as vice president of mission and spiritual care for Advocate Children's Hospital.

In her new role, Jutila will administer and oversee all strategy, planning and programs for mission and spiritual care services at the Advocate Children's Hospital flagship campuses in Park Ridge and Oak Lawn, Ill., as well as for pediatric care programs throughout the Advocate system.

"I am delighted that Stacey has agreed to join the children's hospital in this capacity," said Mike Farrell, president, Advocate Children's Hospital. "She has served as a pediatric chaplain for the past 10 years, working successfully to improve the delivery of health care to children and families. Most inspiring are her achievements as a pediatric bereavement coordinator at our Oak Lawn campus, where she created a comprehensive bereavement support program and provided outstanding pastoral care and support to patients, families and associates."

Jutila joined Advocate Christ Medical Center as a staff chaplain in 2007. Previously, she served as a staff chaplain at Children's Memorial Hospital.

She earned her Master of Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in medical anthropology from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. In addition, she completed hospital chaplaincy internship and residency programs at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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Jutila, daughter of Bruce and Lyn Jutila of Cloquet, resides in Naperville, Ill., with her husband and daughter.

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