Massac CEO Don Robbins Named to ICAHN Board of Directors

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ICAHN Board of Directors Member Don Robbins

Don Robbins, CEO, Massac Memorial Hospital, Metropolis, was named as a new member of the 2024 Board of Directors for the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN). In his new role, Mr. Robbins will support the organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 59 critical access and small, rural hospital members.

“Don brings his enthusiasm and passion for rural health care to the ICAHN Board. He offers many ideas on how ICAHN can benefit other critical access and rural hospitals,” said Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director. “He is all about collaboration and how rural healthcare providers can better work together to provide better services and support our rural communities."

Don joined Massac Memorial Hospital as CEO in 2023, bringing years of experience to the role. Prior to joining Massac, he served as CEO of Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, an ICAHN member organization located in Lawrenceville, IL. While there, he served as Secretary-Treasurer of the ICAHN Board.

A native of Sesser, IL, Don earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and began his career as an allied healthcare practitioner, working in clinical therapy and sports medicine as a certified/licensed athletic trainer. He later earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Seton Hall University.

Robbins has held many different roles in his career managing orthopedic facilities, surgical clinics, and outpatient healthcare facilities in multiple states. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member of the Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) as well as a University of Illinois/Illinois Extension Council Member. Robbins is active in the Lawrence County Rotary Club, the Lawrence County Industrial Development Council, and is a member of the Chevron Lawrence County Advisory Panel.

In 2022, under his leadership, Lawrence County Memorial Hospital was recognized for being in the top 10 percent of all critical access hospitals in the country for safety/inpatient, and also, care transitions 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.