Karissa Turner named secretary-treasurer of ICAHN Board

Karissa TurnerKarissa Turner, CEO, Wabash General Hospital, was named secretary-treasurer to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) during its annual conference. In her new role, Ms. Turner will support the organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 57 member hospitals.

“In addition to being very caring and compassionate, Karissa has shown real support of ICAHN and its activities and works to improve our services and to better rural healthcare in general,” said Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director. “She has an energy and focus that only this new generation of young leaders can bring, and we are excited to have her serve our Board in an executive leadership role.”

As a Mt. Carmel native, Karissa has served Wabash General Hospital for 13 years, beginning her tenure as a Practice Manager in 2005. She has held various leadership roles throughout WGH, including Director of Physician Services, Vice President of Hospital Operations, and Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations/Chief Operating Officer. Karissa is actively involved in the Mt. Carmel Rotary Club and is a board member for the Mt. Carmel Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities group.

Karissa was also named ICAHN’s 2019 “4 Under 40” winner, celebrating new and emerging leaders aged 40 and under with a strong record of innovation and outstanding performance, and she has been a member of ICAHN’s Recruitment and Retention Committee and the Rural Health Fellowship Committee.