July 1, 2021, Morris, IL – Mark Steadham, President and CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, has announced his plans to retire on July 1, 2022, after serving 12 years in the organization’s top leadership position. He came to Morris Hospital on September 1, 2010, from Murray Calloway County Hospital in western Kentucky.
Brian Angwin, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ Board Chair, said the Board has anticipated Steadham’s retirement and is well prepared with a process for selecting the next President and CEO.
“Mark has devoted his entire career to healthcare, including the past 32 years in executive leadership positions,” said Angwin. “We are fortunate that he chose Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers for the final leg of his long and impressive career. We are also grateful that he will continue to lead the organization over the next year and assist us in transitioning to Morris Hospital’s next CEO.”
At the hospital board meeting on June 28, Steadham told the Board that it has been his “pleasure and honor” to serve as Morris Hospital’s CEO.
“From my first visit during a Camp 911 event in 2010, I knew Morris Hospital is where I wanted to be,” said Steadham. “It was evident that the employees, medical staff, and volunteers at Morris Hospital are truly special. From the very first moment, I was impressed with their compassion, knowledge, and genuine concern about always doing what’s right for our patients.”
“I have always said that it is our employees, medical staff, and volunteers who make Morris Hospital so extraordinary,” he added. “Because of them, Morris Hospital has a remarkably bright future.”
According to Angwin, a search committee of the Board will be appointed to guide the process, including representatives from Morris Hospital’s Medical Staff. The Board anticipates that it will be several months before a new CEO is selected.
Serving patients at 29 locations, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Diamond-Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Joliet, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, Seneca and Yorkville. The growing number of physician practices in the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers network includes specialists in allergy-immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, infectious disease, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics & gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics and rheumatology.
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