On April 18, 2018, Presence Health presidents from Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Presence Saint Francis Hospital, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago and Presence St. Mary’s Hospital joined with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association to meet with key leaders in Springfield. They discussed the importance of protecting access to care, implementing the new hospital assessment on time, and collaborating on behavioral health services for patients across the state.
The prior evening, more than 30 state senators, representatives, and statewide office-holders joined Presence Health and AMITA Health leaders to learn more about our new combined footprint and the expertise that our system has to offer. Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti shared her telehealth priorities and spoke to leaders about how to work together to address provider shortages and access to care.
Legislators take notice when clinicians and leaders take the time to help them understand complex health care issues. See how associates from across the system are making a difference, lending their expertise and engaging with elected officials across the states here. Meanwhile, we thank our presidents for their leadership and support towards higher quality health care in Illinois.
From left: James L. Robinson III, PsyD, President, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago; Martin Judd, President, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center; Kenneth Preston Jones, Presence Saint Francis Hospital; and Chris Shride, President, Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, at the state capitol in Springfield.