Robert Schmitt, CEO, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services (GAHHS), has been re-
elected to the Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) Board of Trustees as a regional trustee. Schmitt begins his second three-year term on Jan. 1, 2013.
Schmitt has served GAHHS since 2002, first as the Chief Financial Officer and since 2007 as the Chief Executive Officer. He has been a member of the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Board of Directors since 2010. Schmitt also serves the IHA as Chairman of the Board of the Illinois Compensation Trust, Board Member of the Illinois Provider Trust, and Board member of Illinois Business Solutions.
The IHA Board of Trustees is the Association’s policymaking body. The Board is made up of 33 trustees, including 17 at-large trustees elected by the voting members of the Association, nine regional trustees elected directly by the regions, seven elected officers (chairman, chairman-elect, immediate past chairman, immediate past, past chairman, treasurer, and secretary), and the Association’s president ex-officio. Constituency sections, councils and ad hoc task forces provide members with opportunities to participate in the Association’s policy development process.
The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) represents more than 200 hospitals and health systems throughout the state, including 22 health systems, 49 safety net hospitals, 5 academic medical centers, 60 teaching hospitals, 88 small and rural hospitals – including 51 rural critical access hospitals, 26 specialty hospitals and 191 community hospitals. IHA’s offices are located in Naperville, Springfield and Washington, D.C. For more nformation about IHA, visit: www.ihatoday.org.