Mary Starmann-Harrison, president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, has been elected chair-elect of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2018 Board of Trustees. Starmann-Harrison will become chair of the Board in 2019. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, representing more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across Illinois.
Starmann-Harrison began her career as a registered nurse in the emergency department and has served in healthcare management since 1979. Prior to becoming president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in March 2011, she served as the first regional president and CEO of SSM Health Care of Wisconsin. She was previously CEO for the Western Region of Tenet Physician Services and before that, held various leadership roles including CEO at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and her master’s degree in health service administration from Arizona State University.