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Washington County Hospital CEO Nancy Newby Elected To Illinois Health And Hospital Association Board

WCH CEO Nancy Newby Elected To Illinois Health And Hospital Association Board

Nancy Newby, CEO of Washington County Hospital and Medical Group, Nashville has been elected to the 2016 Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 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.

Newby, who has 46 years of hospital nursing and administration experience, has been active on the IHA Board since 2003. She most recently served on IHA’s Executive Committee, the Small and Rural Models Work Group of the Transforming Illinois Health Care Task Force, Small and Rural Legislative Committee, and The Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality Advisory Board.

This American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) fellow is a past Chair of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN); Board member of the American Cancer Society of Southern Illinois and serves on the Washington County Relay for Life committee and Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Newby holds a master’s degree in nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a doctorate degree in nursing from Saint Louis University.

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association is now officially in operation as an integrated, statewide organization. The former Illinois Hospital Association and former Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council recently completed their combination agreement, bringing together a combined 174 years of service to Illinois hospitals and health systems and capping a nearly 18-month due diligence and implementation process.

About Washington County Hospital: Washington County Hospital (WCH) has been serving the communities of Washington County for over 50 years. WCH is a 22 bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). WCH provide acute care, swing bed/skilled care, surgical services and has a full range of ancillary services which include, Laboratory, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. WCH also has the Medical Group Physicians open Monday – Friday and Saturday Mornings. WCH hospital is dedicated to providing services to the community with their Specialty Clinicsincluding ones for Gastroenterology, Orthopedic, Cardiology, Podiatry, Neurology, Tele-Psych, OB/GYN, Eye Surgeon, Hearing, Adolescent Psych, and Diabetes Self-Management. WCH also has a 28 bed long term care unit. WCH is affiliated with SSM Healthcare St. Louis and SSM St. Mary’s/Good Samaritan, Inc. in Centralia and Mt. Vernon. For more information, see Like WCH on Facebook.

About IHA: The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), with offices in Chicago, Naperville, Springfield, and Washington D.C., represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems as they care for their patients and communities.  Its members range from major academic medical centers and teaching hospitals that train tomorrow’s doctors and nurses, to community hospitals that transform advances in medicine and technology into better lives for patients, to rural and critical access facilities that bring high-quality patient care to the less populated regions of Illinois, to specialty institutions that care for patients in need of behavioral health, long-term care, or rehabilitation services. IHA is dedicated to strengthening and uniting hospitals and making high-quality, affordable health care available to all Illinois residents at the right time and in the right setting. To make this possible, IHA advocates for a redesigned health system and sustainable funding — including new models of healthcare delivery and payment — that support the Triple Aim of healthcare. For more information, see