Jim Timpe has been selected to serve as the new president and CEO at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He started in this new role today.
Timpe comes to St. Francis from HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield where he most recently served as the director of imaging services, rehabilitation services, sleep and neuro-diagnostics. He had been in that role since 2011.
“Jim is a proven top-performing leader at HSHS, and we know he will be an asset to St. Francis Hospital and the community we serve,” said EJ Kuiper, president and CEO of HSHS Central Illinois Division Hospitals.
Before Timpe joined Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), he held various leadership positions in radiology services in the Chicagoland area. He received his bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., and his Master of Science in Med Informatics and Management from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Timpe is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and is seeking his Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE) status.
Timpe and his wife, Denise, will be relocating to Litchfield with their two sons, Scott and Matt, who are currently in college.
“Denise and I are so excited to join the Litchfield community,” said Timpe. “It is an honor to be chosen to serve as the top leader at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. I look forward to getting to know our colleagues, medical staff, board members, volunteers and community members.  Their feedback will guide our team as we continue the Hospital Sisters’ tradition of high quality health care close to home.  When I first came to HSHS seven years ago, I felt as if I had come home, and joining the St. Francis ministry confirms that feeling.  It will be my great pleasure to enter these doors each day with a smile – just like coming home again!”
About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Center, orthopedic services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower with all private rooms. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

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