Mark Kuhn named to ICAHN’s Board of Directors

Mark Kuhn

Mark Kuhn, CEO, Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, was named as a new member of the 2023 Board of Directors for the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). In his new role, Mr. Kuhn will support the organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 58 critical access and small, rural hospital members.

“Mark has the entrepreneurial spirit we need to help us push the envelope when it comes to preserving access to rural healthcare while also improving the vibrancy and viability of the communities served by our hospital membership,” said Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director. “We look forward to his involvement and ideas in the year ahead.”

Mr. Kuhn obtained his Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Prior to being named the Chief Executive Officer for Hammond-Henry Hospital, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the Springfield Clinic, LLP, Springfield, IL (1998-2017); Executive Director for Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL (1986-1998); and as an administrative intern in the departments of neurology and pediatrics, concentrating on revenue cycle improvements for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City (1985-1986).

In 2022, under Mr. Kuhn’s leadership, Hammond-Henry Hospital was recognized for being in the top 10% of all critical access hospitals in the country, gaining the title of a high-achieving HCAHPS hospital. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a survey instrument developed to measure a hospital patient’s perception of their care.

In addition to this honor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Hammond-Henry Hospital a “5-Star” designation for both Patient Experience (third year) and for Long-Term Care (11th year), while also being recognized by iVantage Health Analytics as being in the 75th percentile nationally for overall productivity scores.

“ICAHN is a great organization wholly dedicated to the education, support, and best practice of its member hospitals offering regular meetings, webinars, committees, and engagement events to keep members informed, loyal, and vested in the organization’s success,” said Kuhn. “It’s an honor to be a part of a great organization with such great leadership.”

He and his wife, Judy, a coder for Memorial Health System in Springfield, have one son, Logan, who is employed by Salesforce, Chicago; and one daughter, Reilly, a fourth-year medical student from the UIC-Rockford campus. He is also an officer and on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Compensation Trust and the Executive Advisory Council of QHR Health; the Geneseo Kiwanis Club; the Geneseo Chapter of the Izaak Walton League; the Rotary Club of Geneseo; and a student career advisor for Loras College, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree.