St. Margaret's Health announces new integrated Board of Directors

Officials anticipate full integration to take one to two years

St. Margaret's Health in Spring Valley and Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru received approval on their proposed affiliation from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on Nov. 1.

This integration will bring with it a creation of a new Board of Directors for the healthcare organization.

The board will provide oversight and guidance to the newly combined health system that will be known as St. Margaret’s Health. Once the merger is complete, IVCH will be known as St. Margaret’s Health - Peru, and St. Margaret’s Hospital will be known as St. Margaret’s - Spring Valley.

The following members were appointed to the new board of directors by the SMP Health System Board of Directors:

Aaron Alton - President and CEO, SMP Health System

Jim Clinard - Principal Director of Engineering, Chamlin and Associates

Chris Cyr - President, Cyr Financial Wealth Advisors

Terry Judd - Board Member, SMP Health Systems and SMP Health Ministry

Jim Loveland - Plant Manager, Maze Nails

John McCormick, President and CEO, Eureka Savings Bank

Joyce McCullough - President, Miller Group Media

Tim Muntz - President and CEO, St. Margaret’s Health

Kris Paul - Faculty (retired), Illinois Valley Community College / Lincoln College

Dave Sickley - Principal, D.J. Sickley Construction Company

Rick Twanow - MD, Family Physician (retired), St. Margaret’s Health

“We are honored to have such dedicated community leaders represented on the Board of Directors of St. Margaret’s Health,” Alton said. “Their leadership will be invaluable as our hospitals move forward together to care for communities across the Illinois Valley.”

Board members’ terms will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. The initial affiliation is intended to be completed by the end of the year.

Once it is complete, combined entities will conduct a thorough assessment of facilities, the services provided and the needs of the community. It is anticipated that the full integration process of the two organizations will take one to two years.