Hospital Sisters Health System Illinois exec takes reins of Springfield hospital

E.J. Kuiper, DPT, president and CEO of the Central Illinois division of Hospital Sisters Health System, will become president and CEO of HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

Five things to know:

1. Dr. Kuiper has served as interim president and CEO of HSHS St. John's Hospital since November 2018.

2. He will now serve in a dual role.

3. Dr. Kuiper has served as president and CEO of the HSHS Central Illinois Division since November 2013.

4. Prior to joining Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System, he worked with Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare and served as president and CEO of St. Anthony's Health System in Alton, Ill.

5. He earned a master's degree in healthcare administration from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine (Fla.).

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