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Local hospital execs on state board

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.

They are:

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:

Regional Trustees:

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

At-Large Trustees:

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.

About IHA

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 Like IHA on Facebook. Follow IHA on Twitter.

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