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Memorial Health Announces President Succession Details

The Memorial Health Board of Directors has greenlit a succession plan aimed at ensuring seamless leadership continuity within the nonprofit health system. Effective July 1, 2024, Ed Curtis, the current President and CEO, will assume the position of Memorial Health CEO. Kevin England, currently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, will step into the role of Memorial Health President. This move marks a strategic step to prepare for Curtis' eventual retirement, as England is slated to take over as President and CEO within a year.


Curtis expressed confidence in the plan, focusing on Memorial Health's commitment to stable and continuous leadership throughout its history. He looks forward to collaborating with England to uphold the organization's mission for years to come. England 35 years of service with Memorial Health under his belt, bringing a wealth of experience to his new position. Having held various roles within the organization, including overseeing clinical areas and business development functions, England is well-prepared for his expanded responsibilities.


In response to his appointment, England highlighted the challenges facing the healthcare landscape and confirmed Memorial Health's readiness to address them. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to carry forward the tradition of strong leadership that Memorial Health values. Michael Aiello, Chair of the Memorial Health Board of Directors, commended England's dedication to the organization and its communities.


Memorial Health operates five hospitals across Decatur, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Springfield, and Taylorville, along with numerous primary care, urgent care, and specialty care clinics, as well as behavioral health and home health services. Memorial Health serves over 500,000 individuals across a 10-county region in central Illinois.

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