Thursday, September 30, 2010

Client News: Rockford Health Systems President & CEO Elected Chair of IHA Board of Trustees

Source: Rockford Health Systems Press Release
Pictured: Gary Kaatz, President and CEO of Rockford Health System

Gary Kaatz, President and CEO of Rockford Health System, has been elected to serve as chair of the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) Board of Trustees for 2011. Kaatz was elected at IHA’s annual meeting held September 23-24 in Galena, Ill. He will assume chairmanship of the 29-member board on January 1, 2011. It is the first time in 15 years that a representative from Rockford has assumed the position as chair. It was held by Dr. Robert Klint, President and CEO of SwedishAmerican Health System, in the 1990s and by Hal Maysent, former CEO of Rockford Memorial Hospital in the late 70s.

Active in IHA since 1987, Gary has been a member of the Association’s Board of Trustees since 2005 and currently serves as chair-elect. He has been a member of the IHA Advocacy Council; Medical Liability Reform Steering Committee; Strategic Planning Committee; Blue Ribbon Panel on Certificate of Need; Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) Committee; and several other committees and task forces. Gary succeeds Patrick Magoon, President and CEO of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Gary’s health care career spans nearly 40 years.

The Illinois Hospital Association, with offices in Naperville, Springfield, and Washington, D.C., is an advocate for 200 Illinois hospitals and health systems and the patients and communities they serve. For more information, see

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