OSF HealthCare CEO Elected IHA Board Treasurer
Robert Sehring, Chief Executive Officer, OSF HealthCare, headquartered in Peoria, has been elected treasurer of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2022 Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, representing more than 200 hospitals and nearly 40 health systems across Illinois.
“Bob’s focus on collaboration and his eagerness to embrace innovations and ideas to transform and improve health care will be welcome over the coming year, as the Board makes important decisions that impact the health of those living in communities throughout our state,” said A.J. Wilhelmi, IHA President and CEO.
Sehring joined OSF in 2002. He served in a number of leadership roles across the OSF Ministry before being named the CEO in October 2017.
Under Bob’s leadership, OSF HealthCare has grown from an 11 to 15-hospital health care Ministry and restructured to an integrated regional and service line delivery system for the communities OSF serves. That growth included establishing a digital health operating unit branded OSF OnCall, which delivers seamless navigation to the care and services the patient desires, when, where and how they prefer to receive it.
Sehring’s tenure also has included the establishment of a robust oncology service line, including the groundbreaking for the OSF HealthCare Cancer Institute in Peoria, Illinois, and the expansion of the Integrated Solutions division of OSF HealthCare which offers technology services, health care technology management, supply chain services and construction services under Pointcore, Inc.
“I have been proud to serve on the IHA Board since 2017. The hospitals and health systems supported by the IHA depend on the Board to be their voices in what have become increasingly challenging times. I look forward to expanding my role and serving our membership,” said Sehring.
Sehring was elected treasurer Jan. 1. The IHA will hold its first Board meeting of 2022 on Jan. 28.
About 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 – ten 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; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at https://www.osfhealthcare.org.
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 40 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. For more information, see www.team-iha.org. Like IHA on Facebook. Follow IHA on Twitter.