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Turner elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board


From Illinois Business Journal news services

BELLEVILLE – Mark J. Turner, president of Memorial Regional Health Services and Memorial Hospital has been elected to the 2016 Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s board of trustees. The board is the policymaking body for the Association, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across Illinois.

turner markWith over 30 years of experience in health-care management including inpatient and outpatient operations, business and medical staff development, Turner (left) has served as president and CEO of Memorial Hospital and Memorial Care Center in Belleville since 2006. Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer at Memorial for two years.

He is a past chair of both the Metropolitan St. Louis Hospital Council and the Illinois Hospital Association Region 4 CEO group.

Turner is active in his church as well as in the community – serving on several boards including president of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois and McKendree University.

“It is an honor for me to serve on this board,” said Turner. “I look forward to collaborating with other health-care professionals throughout the state to help guide the association as we support access to high quality health care.”

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association is now officially in operation as an integrated, statewide organization. The former Illinois Hospital Association and former Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council recently completed their combination agreement, bringing together a combined 174 years of service to Illinois hospitals and health systems and capping a nearly 18-month due diligence and implementation process.

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