Phillip M. Kambic, Riverside President and CEO, has been named Chair of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association's (IHA) 2020 Board of Trustees. The Board serves to represent more than 200 hospitals and nearly 40 health systems across Illinois, promoting advocacy and policy making in local, state and national governments.
Kambic had previously served as the Board's Treasurer in 2018 and Chair-elect in 2019.
"As President and CEO of Riverside, Phil has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep commitment to caring for the patients and communities of the greater Kankakee region," said IHA President and CEO A.J. Wilhelmi. "His knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will be an asset as he leads IHA's Board of Trustees through a variety of critical healthcare issues in 2020."
"It's an exciting time in healthcare and I look forward to leading this deeply experienced team of board members as we work to define the future of healthcare in Illinois," said Riverside Healthcare President and CEO Phil Kambic.
Kambic has served as Riverside Healthcare's president and CEO since January 2006. Under his leadership, Riverside initiated medical residency and fellowship programs, earned Magnet designation and re-designation for nursing excellence, and received multiple healthcare excellence awards. Additionally, the healthcare system has expanded its physical presence and geographic footprint now serving five counties and doubling its net asset size.