Gary Kaatz, president and CEO of Rockford Health System, has been elected chairman of the Illinois Hospital Associations Board of Trustees for 2011. Active in the association since 1987, Kaatz has been a board member, serving on various committees, since 2005 and currently is chair-elect. Kaatz succeeds Patrick Magoon, president and CEO of Childrens Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Kaatzs health care career spans 40 years, most recently at Rockford Health System, Before that, Kaatz was CEO of Forum Health in Youngstown, Ohio, and a vice president at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago.
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