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John (J.T.) Barnhart named president at OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center

Barnhart will be accountable for high-quality and cost-effective health care in Urbana

J.T. Barnhart, MBA, has been named president for OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana, Illinois.

In his new role, effective February 16, Barnhart will lead OSF Heart of Mary in aligning with the overall OSF HealthCare strategy. He will be responsible for directing internal operations at OSF Heart of Mary and ensuring high-quality, cost-effective and safe health care is consistently delivered.

"I'm excited and humbled at the opportunity to join OSF HealthCare,” Barnhart said. “I look forward to working in collaboration with the team at OSF Heart of Mary to continue to advance health care services in Champaign County. My family and I are eager to move to Champaign-Urbana and get involved in the community." 

Barnhart most recently served as chief executive officer at Tennova Healthcare System in Cleveland, Tennessee. Prior to that, he was chief executive officer at Dallas Medical Center/Dallas Medical Physician Group. Barnhart earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and health care management from Appalachian State University. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.

Barnhart replaces Erin Rogers, who has been serving as interim president since September 2022. Rogers will return to her prior position of director of business development at OSF HealthCare.


OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 24,000 Mission Partners in 150 locations, including 15 hospitals – 10 acute care, five critical access – with 2,089 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses and OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization. More at osfhealthcare.org.


B-roll of OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center