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Nancy Newby Elected To IHA Board

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Nancy M. Newby, CEO of Washington County Hospital & Medical Group, has been elected to the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA’s) 2017 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 47 years of hospital nursing and administration experience, has been active on the IHA Board since 2003. She most recently served on IHA’s Board of Trustees, 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.

About Washington County Hospital

For over 50 years, Washington County Hospital has provided healthcare services for the residents of this county and the surrounding areas. Our staff is committed to excellence in service and work every day to improve the health of our patients and community. Our commitment involves investing in employees, technology and equipment, improving the facility, and in developing new programs designed to meet the changing needs of our community. Our hospital is a critical part of the infrastructure and economic well-being of our county.

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