ICAHN Honors Ted Rogalski For Leadership, Service to Rural Healthcare, Critical Access Hospitals

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ICAHN Board of Directors Past President Edward J. “Ted” Rogalski

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network – ICAHN – recognized Edward J. “Ted” Rogalski, FACHE, Administrator, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and DeWitt, for his outstanding leadership and his work on behalf of critical access and rural hospitals across the state.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Rogalski served as ICAHN’s President of the Board of Directors in 2023. He has been a member of the ICAHN Board of Directors since 2018, served as Secretary-Treasurer in 2021 and President-Elect in 2022, and has been a member of ICAHN’s Regulatory and Legislative Committee for 12 years, serving as its chairman in 2015. He is also a state delegate on the Regional Planning Board for the American Hospital Association and has served as the chairman for the Small and Rural Hospital Committee of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).

“Ted has been an exceptional ICAHN leader and champion for critical access and rural hospitals,” said Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director. “He was instrumental in advocating for workable solutions to improve rural maternal services and pediatric care as well as for seeking new funding programs to address healthcare worker shortages and physician recruitment. He has rural healthcare at heart and is a great collaborator, building bridges to increase local access to quality healthcare. All of us at ICAHN thank him for his service as president.”

Ted also has been an active community volunteer and serves or has served on the boards of the Vera French Mental Health Center, St. Ambrose University PA Program, Mercer County Better Together, Mercer County YMCA, St. Paul the Apostle School, Assumption High School Century Club, and Friendship Manor. In 2022, under his leadership, Genesis Medical Center-Aledo was recognized for being in the top 10% of all critical access hospitals in the country for safety/inpatient, and also, outpatient quality measures.

ICAHN hospitals serve as the primary and emergency provider for 1.4 million rural residents across the state of Illinois. ICAHN is dedicated to supporting critical access hospitals throughout Illinois and is committed to ensuring that rural communities have access to high-quality healthcare services. Through advocacy, education, and collaboration, ICAHN has made a significant impact on the healthcare landscape throughout the state.

Located in Princeton, IL, ICAHN is a network of 59 small, rural 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 and is recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare, administering several state, federal, and private healthcare programs.