Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Charles Lucore, CEO, St. John's Hospital, Springfield; Lori Williams, VP, Membership, IHA;U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-13); Dan Raab, CEO, Taylorville Memorial Hospital; Rex Brown, CEO, Hillsboro Area Hospital; and Tom Eckels, VP, Public Policy and Advocacy, Hospital Sisters Health System
The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) presented its seventh annual Rural Legislator of the Year Award to U.S. Representative Rodney Davis of Taylorville for his strong commitment and support of small and rural hospitals. After accepting the award, Congressman Davis thanked small and rural hospitals for ensuring that his constituents have access to the same quality, life-saving care provided in more urban areas.
IHA's Rural Legislator of the Year Award recognizes state and/or federal leaders for their efforts to pass legislation and support initiatives that improve the ability of rural hospitals to serve their communities.
Recipients are based on nominations from small and rural hospital leaders. Taylorville Memorial Hospital President and CEO Dan Raab nominated Congressman Davis for the award.