Mark F. Rossi, 57, was named President of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) on July 23, 2015. Mr. Rossi will support the statewide organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 53 member hospitals. Pat Schou, Executive Director of ICAHN said, “I am really excited about Mark serving as president of our network. He has a good understanding of rural hospitals and will provide excellent leadership for the organization.”
Rossi, a licensed attorney and resident of Hopedale the past two years, was recently named the President/COO of the Hopedale Medical Complex where he has served as COO/General Counsel since 2000. He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and DePaul College of Law in Chicago. He has been proactive in both state and federal legislative matters involving rural hospitals, and has served on the Illinois Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Committee.
Mr. Rossi practiced business and municipal law in Tazewell County for 13 years before joining HMC. He is a past member of the Pekin Community High School Board of Education, Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, Pekin Main Street, Tazewell County Bar Association, and the Kickapoo Council of the Girl Scouts of America. He and his wife Marla, a retired postmaster, have three children including two nurses and a physical therapist.
ICAHN is a network of 53 small rural Illinois hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ICAHN is recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare and administers several state, federal, and private healthcare programs.