Dr. Marc E. Shelton is slated to become the vice president and chief physician executive of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). HSHS has 15 hospitals and three physician practices with 230 clinics in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Shelton joined Prairie Cardiovascular 25 years ago as an interventional cardiologist. He has been part of the HSHS family since 2008 when Prairie officially became part of HSHS and has served as the president of Prairie Cardiovascular since then.

“Under Marc’s leadership, Prairie grew from having 55 providers with 32 outreach clinics to 120 providers at 50 clinics in Illinois,” said Mary Starmann-Harrison, president and CEO of HSHS. “Marc helped grow Prairie into a major heart healthcare leader in the Midwest. We look forward to his leadership across at HSHS.”

As the chief physician executive, Shelton will work with system leadership and physician and nursing leaders across HSHS to improve quality, patient safety, patient experience, clinical system delivery innovation and physician leadership.

Dr. Ken Johnson, who currently serves in this role, recently announced that he is taking a new job as chief medical officer and vice president of clinical operations for Prevea Health in western Wisconsin. Shelton is transitioning to this role with Johnson, and his first official day will be May 17, 2019. A search will soon begin for Shelton’s replacement at Prairie.