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OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Welcomes New Community Board Members

They are our ambassadors in the community

OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is pleased to welcome four new members to its Community Advisory Board.

They include: Michael Cushing, Superintendent, Ottawa Township High School #140; Chris Dvorak, Regional Superintendent, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties, ROE #35; Carrie Folken, Program Manager, BEST, Inc. and Kayla Hinricks, LaSalle County Farm Bureau.


These four join George Shanley, Realtor, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group (chairperson); Christina Cantlin, Attorney, Cantlin Law Firm (vice-chair), Caner Celeboglu, M.D., General Surgeon; Steven Gonzalo, President, First National Bank of Ottawa and Jimmie D. Lansford, Mayor of Streator.

“The Community Advisory Board is a volunteer group of local and regional leaders who are the public voice for Ottawa, Streator and surrounding communities on health care matters impacting our citizens," says OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center President Ken Beutke. “The board also act as our ambassadors in the community. We are grateful for their dedication and contributions to our mission of service to the communities.”

The creation of these boards as an essential part of OSF Healthcare fulfilling its Mission to serve "with the greatest care and love". Working closely with key members of our communities allows us to identify the health care needs of all of our neighbors, particularly the underserved. Creating healthy communities requires the kind of connections Community Advisory Board's provide. All of us working together to make the places we live better. 

The addition of the four new members now brings the Community Advisory Board to nine community representatives.