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FMH CEO, Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., Elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2018 Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across Illinois. Dr. Bunting-Williams will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Katherine Bunting-Williams, PhD, has been with Fairfield Memorial Hospital since 1998 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer for 19 years. She is known in healthcare leadership within the state of Illinois, as she has served and is serving in many healthcare leadership positions including: Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Region 5 Past-President, IHA Small and Rural Hospital Steering Committee Member (2001-Present), IHA Small and Rural Hospital Steering Committee Chairwoman, Illinois Rural Health Association (Past Executive Board Member), Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (Member), is a member of The American College of Healthcare Executives, and is now beginning her term on the IHA Board of Trustees.

About Fairfield Memorial Hospital

Fairfield Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited, not-for-profit critical access hospital. The hospital has 25 acute-care beds and a workforce of over 250 employees. The medical staff at Fairfield Memorial Hospital is comprised of over 90 credentialed physicians and healthcare providers. Fairfield Memorial Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, which means that they voluntarily sought inspection by The Joint Commission to survey the quality of patient care, services, equipment, and facility.

About IHA

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 50 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 Like IHA on Facebook. Follow IHA on Twitter.