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Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois has named its new President. Dr. John A. Scherschel of Prairie Cardiovascular in Springfield has been named the fourth president in the group’s 40-year history.  He succeeds Dr. Marc E. Shelton. Shelton was named Vice President and Chief Physician Executive of Hospital Sisters Health System in March.  Dr. Scherschel says he is excited about this new opportunity.



Scherschel is impressed with the amount of technology that is being used now in cardiac care.



Scherschel says he hopes to extend the reach of Prairie throughout more and more communities in Illinois.


Scherschel took the role of President effective October 21st after the Board of Directors approved it.  He will continue to see patients in a limited capacity.


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