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Kevin Schoeplein is the new CEO for OSF Healthcare System taking over for James M. Moore who retired after 34 years with the organization. Schoeplein has had a long and successful career with The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis beginning in 1978 as an Assistant Administrator at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Career highlights are noted below.
"I have been with the Sisters for 33 years. I love this organization. I love what it stands for, what it represents. But I look at that 33 years as a way to prepare me for a new career," says Schoeplein of his new position. "As the CEO of OSF Healthcare System, I am committed to bring our community of caregivers closer to one another and further develop our shared understanding of the future of health care."
In a recent letter to employees, Schoeplein noted that health care continues to change rapidly. "The future of health reform leaves more questions than answers. We have been blessed to develop from the legacy of six Sisters who began in 1876 when they came to Peoria to help meet the health care needs of the community."
Kevin Schoeplein began his career with the Sisters as an Assistant Administrator at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 1978. In 1983 he was appointed Administrator/CEO at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Schoeplein returned to Peoria in 1988 as President of OSF Saint Francis, Inc. His tenure included the development of OSF Medical Group. In 1989 Schoeplein was given additional responsibilities as President of OSF Healthcare Foundation.
From 1996 to 1999, he served as the CEO of the Northern Illinois/Michigan Region and in 1999 was named President of OSF HealthPlans. Schoeplein served in this role until the sale of OSF HealthPlans to Humana in May 2008. Schoeplein was named Executive Vice President of OSF Healthcare System in 2004 while continuing his leadership roles at OSF Saint Francis, Inc. and the Foundation.
Kevin Schoeplein earned a B.S.B.A. Degree from St. Louis University and two master’s degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati – an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and a Master of Health Administration.
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