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Kevin Seely Resigns As St. Francis President, CEO

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Posted: Monday, August 6, 2018 4:06 pm | Updated: 9:55 am, Mon Aug 13, 2018.

HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield is starting to conduct a nationwide search for a new president and CEO after Kevin Seely resigned from the position Monday, Aug. 6.

Chief Nursing Officer John Peipert will serve as the interim president and CEO while a national search is conducted for a permanent president and CEO.

EJ Kuiper, president and CEO of the HSHS Central Illinois Division, will also provide support to the leadership team at HSHS St. Francis during the transition.

“HSHS St. Francis Hospital is such an important part of the Litchfield community, and we have a great team that takes pride in our mission and caring for patients and families in their times of need,” said Kuiper. “We look forward to finding a new top leader for this hospital who shares the same passion and pride.”

HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield offers a full range of health care services including an advanced surgery center, cancer care center, imaging for diagnostic purposes and physical, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.

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