NAPERVILLE — The Illinois Hospital Association has announced the newly-elected officers and trustees of its 2015 Board of Trustees, who will serve a one-year term through Dec. 31.
Chair: Dean Harrison, president and CEO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, Chicago. He succeeds Kevin Poorten, president and CEO, KishHealth System, DeKalb.
Chair-Elect: Sandra Bruce, president and CEO, Presence Health, Chicago
Treasurer: Edgar Curtis, president and CEO, Memorial Health System, Springfield
Secretary: Nancy Newby, president and CEO, Washington County Hospital, Nashville
Trustees elected to serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2015, include:
David Allen, CEO, Richland Memorial, Olney
Dave Braasch, president and CEO, Alton Memorial Hospital
Maureen Kahn, president and CEO, Blessing Hospital, Quincy
Jim Prister, president and CEO, RML, Chicago; RML Specialty Hospital, Hinsdale
Karen Teitelbaum, president and CEO, Sinai Health System, Chicago
Rex Conger, president and CEO, Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton
Colleen Kannaday, president, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal
Sharon O’Keefe, president, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
José Sánchez, president and CEO, Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago
Mark Turner, president and CEO, Memorial Hospital, Belleville
The IHA Board of Trustees is the Association’s policymaking body. The board is made up of 31 trustees, including 15 at-large trustees elected by the voting members of the Association, nine regional trustees elected directly by the regions, six elected officers (chair, chair-elect, immediate past chair, immediate past, past chair, treasurer, and secretary), and the association’s president and CEO ex-officio. Constituency sections, councils and ad hoc task forces provide members with opportunities to participate in the Association’s policy development process.
This year’s nominating committee was chaired by 2013 IHA Chair James Leonard, MD, president and CEO, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
The Illinois Hospital Association, with offices in Naperville, Springfield and Washington, D.C., advocates for Illinois’ more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems as they serve their patients and communities. IHA members provide a broad range of services – not just within their walls, but across the continuum of health care and in their communities. Reflecting the diversity of the state, IHA members consist of nonprofit, investor-owned, and public hospitals in the following categories: community, safety net, rural, critical access, specialty, and teaching hospitals, including academic medical centers. For more information, see www.ihatoday.org. Like IHA on Facebook. Follow IHA on Twitter.