Flossmoor resident elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

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Flossmoor resident elected to Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

January 12, 2021 - 23:45

Allan M. Spooner of Flossmoor, president and CEO of Franciscan Health South Suburban Chicago Division, has been elected to the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) board of directors, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 40 health systems across Illinois. His three-year term began Jan. 1.

Allan Spooner

Spooner is a seasoned healthcare administrator with decades of healthcare leadership experience and a strong background in strategic planning, quality improvement, clinical program development and growth, as well as patient, employee and physician engagement. 

“I am honored to have been elected to serve on the IHA board,” Spooner said. “The events of 2020 have shown us in the healthcare industry the need to be resilient and foresightful. As part of the IHA board, I hope to be instrumental in implementing new opportunities for growth and innovation in the industry.”

Since assuming his current position in October 2016, Spooner has led Franciscan Health’s hospital consolidation in Olympia Fields, the expansion of ambulatory services and the hospital’s COVID-19 response.

Spooner previously served as hospital division president for Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital System, a five-hospital system in Milwaukee, and as president and CEO of Dignity Health’s St. Rose Dominican Hospitals in Henderson, Nevada. 

His past experience also includes roles as vice president of Business and Corporate Development at St. John Providence Health System in Detroit, as well as business development at Tenet Health System and consulting with KPMG Peat Marwick.

A product of Chicago’s South Side, Spooner earned an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and a Business Policy Studies MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.