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Summer 2009 • Volume 15, Issue 3  

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Promising enrollment for fall | High graduation rate | MBA students place first — again | Getting down to business | Fulbright prof in Romania | “Most promising find of 1952” | Coach Orsborn honored | Building leaders | Blagojevich impeachment | Student impressions of India | Academic hall of famers | Top tour guide | Biotech fellowships | Slideshows and Video: CHRIS ROBERTS ’10 75-foot bank shot video; Undergraduate commencement; Graduate commencement; Air Force commissioning story and video; NCAA softball tournament; Team Bradley, Peoria’s Race for the Cure; A Celebration of Bradley University: St. Louis and Washington, D.C.; Bradley rocket engineering camp

 

Getting down to business

Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan, MD
Founder and CEO,
Falcon Center for Women
President, Health Professionals LTD.

From left to right: Dr. Robert Baer, Dean of the Foster College of Business Administration, President Joanne K. Glasser, Dr. Theresa S. Falcon-Cullinan and Jack Russell, Director of the Executive MBA program.

 

Theresa S. Falcon, like Bradley University’s founder, Lydia Moss Bradley, is a highly successful woman who has made outstanding contributions to education, to the health care industry, and to her community.

From 1984 to her retirement in 2006, Dr. Falcon was the CEO and owner of Falcon Center for Women, a comprehensive women’s health care practice located in Peoria. She added a clinical research department to her practice in 1999. With her husband, Stephen Cullinan, M.D., she is co-founder of Health Professionals, Ltd, which provides health care services for more than 60,000 inmates in correctional facilities throughout eight states. In 2003, Health Professionals, Ltd. experienced financial difficulties, and Dr. Falcon took over as CEO, directing 425 physicians and nurses. Under her leadership, the company increased its revenue five-fold to approximately $100 million in 2005. Health Professionals Ltd. became one of the top three companies in correctional medicine industry and was sold in 2007. She continues to serve as President and as a consultant for the company.

Theresa S. Falcon is a native of the Philippines and earned her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila in 1969. She came to the U.S. seeking educational and professional opportunities and completed her internship and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at MacNeal Memorial Hospital Berwyn, a University of Chicago-affiliated hospital. In 1979, she became board certified and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 1980, she moved to central Illinois and started her medical practice. While practicing medicine and managing a health care company, she enrolled in Bradley University’s Executive MBA Program in the Foster College of Business Administration and received her MBA in 2005.

In Chicago, Dr. Falcon was an adjunct professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Rush Medical College. She later became a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. She was a staff physician at all three Peoria’s hospitals, serving as co-chair and chairman of the OB-GYN department at Proctor and Methodist as well as President of the OB-GYN Society in Peoria. She served on the advisory board of the Peoria Medical Society and the medical advisory board of Midstate College in Peoria, Illinois.

Dr. Falcon is an avid philanthropist and volunteer. She serves on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals and is member of the Board of Governors of the Creve Coeur Club, the Doctor’s Mayo Society and University of Illinois President’s Council, Laureate Circle.

In 2008, Dr. Falcon became one of only 160 Bradley alumni who have been awarded membership in the Bradley’s Centurion Society, recognizing exceptional professional accomplishment.

 

Promising enrollment for fall | High graduation rate | MBA students place first — again | Getting down to business | Fulbright prof in Romania | “Most promising find of 1952” | Coach Orsborn honored | Building leaders | Blagojevich impeachment | Student impressions of India | Academic hall of famers | Top tour guide | Biotech fellowships | Slideshows and Video: CHRIS ROBERTS ’10 75-foot bank shot video; Undergraduate commencement; Graduate commencement; Air Force commissioning story and video; NCAA softball tournament; Team Bradley, Peoria’s Race for the Cure; A Celebration of Bradley University: St. Louis and Washington, D.C.; Bradley rocket engineering camp