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Maryjane A. Wurth Named New President of Illinois Hospital Association
Date:7/20/2009

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) announced today that Maryjane A. Wurth, 53, Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), has been selected as the new president of IHA. Wurth succeeds Ken Robbins, who has served as IHA president since 1983 and will retire later this year. She will assume her duties as IHA's president in October.

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"Maryjane Wurth has exceptional qualifications to lead IHA during this challenging time for Illinois hospitals," said Harry Wolin, IHA's Board Chair and Administrator and CEO of Mason District Hospital, Havana. "After conducting a nationwide search, the IHA Board agreed that Wurth's leadership skills and extensive experience make her the ideal executive to lead one of the largest hospital associations in the country."

Wurth has served in her current position since 1998, responsible for strategic direction and integrated management of a wide range of organizational operations at the New York association. In 2001, she was named President and CEO of HANYS Solutions, Inc., HANYS' for-profit subsidiary. She began her career at HANYS in 1990 as Vice President for Continuing Care and Community Health. The New York state association has more than 500 member hospitals, health care systems and other providers.

"With national health care reform on the horizon and many critical issues and challenges in Illinois, I look forward to working with IHA's members and staff to continue IHA's role as a premier advocate for hospitals," said Wurth. "I salute Ken Robbins for his outstanding leadership, and I'm e
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