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Peggy Sebastian named HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital president and CEO


From Illinois Business Journal news services

BELLEVILLE – Hospital Sisters Health System today announced that Peggy A. Sebastian, president and chief executive officer at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, has been named president and CEO of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.

Sebastian will begin at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital on Jan. 18, 2016.

sebastian peggyAs the president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital since 2009, Sebastian (left) oversaw the facility’s capital construction project to relocate, build, and open the $63 million replacement hospital and medical office building.

“In her new role she will continue her career-long commitment to patient service and quality,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, Hospital Sisters Health System President and CEO. “As a nurse with more than 35 years of experience in health care administration she has a proven track record of fostering physician alignments and partnerships, developing new health care facilities and boosting satisfaction levels among patients, colleagues and physician partners.”

Prior to joining HSHS, Sebastian was president and CEO of Sebastian Group, LLC, a healthcare consulting company specializing in new facility construction and operational planning execution. Between 2006 and 2008, she served as chief patient care officer for Rogers Behavioral Health System in Wisconsin; and as vice president in charge of operations at the 275-bed Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wis. Before joining Mercy, she served as assistant administrator at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru and as assistant administrator at Herrin Hospital in Southern Illinois. Between 1992 and 1994, she served as director of professional affairs for the Illinois Hospital Association.

Her experience in direct patient care includes serving in nursing leadership throughout Illinois: At OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, OSF St. James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford; at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton; and at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Sebastian has a Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University in Chicago, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University in Normal and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois – Chicago.

 About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System’s mission involves high quality Franciscan health-care ministry. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of 14 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay).

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