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Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s new board begins Jan. 1


NAPERVILLE — A new board comprised of members from area hospitals takes over Jan. 1 for the Illinois Health and Hospital Association.

Board officers serve a one-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Elected were:

– Chair: Edgar Curtis, president and CEO, Memorial Health System

– Chair-Elect: William Santulli, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Advocate Health Care

– Immediate Past Chair: Michael Eesley, chief executive officer, Centegra Health System

– Treasurer: Anthony Tedeschi, M.D., chief executive officer, Tenet Northeast Region – Chicago Market, and chief executive officer, Weiss Memorial Hospital

– Secretary: Mark Deaton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, IHA

– President: A.J. Wilhelmi, president and CEO, IHA

Trustees elected to serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, include:

• Nancy M. Newby, Ph.D., president and CEO, Washington County Hospital, Nashville
• Dennis Reilly, president and CEO, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center, Evergreen Park
• Ted Rogalski, administrator, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo
• José Sánchez, president and CEO, Norwegian American Hospital, Chicago
• Stephen Scogna, president and CEO, Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights
• Rick Seidler, chief executive officer, UnityPoint – Trinity, Rock Island
• Steven Tenhouse, chief executive officer, Kirby Medical Center, Monticello
• Mark Turner, president and CEO, Memorial Hospital, Belleville
• Brenda Wolf, president and CEO, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago

Dean M. Harrison, president and CEO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, was elected for a one-year term to fill a vacancy.

The IHA Board of Trustees is the Association’s policymaking body. The board is made up of 21 trustees, elected by the voting members of the association, five officers (chair, chair-elect, immediate past chair, treasurer, and secretary) and the Association’s president and CEO. Constituency sections, councils and ad hoc task forces provide members with opportunities to participate in the association’s policy development process.

About IHA

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association, with offices in Chicago, 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 healthcare 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.

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