ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- David Schertz, CEO for OSF HealthCare Northern Region, has announced that Paula Carynski has been named the new president of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.
Carynski has been with OSF for almost 30 years, with 14 of those years at the executive level. She is currently the vice president of Patient Care Services, holding that position since 1999. Carynski is a well-respected, effective leader who has led major initiatives at OSF Saint Anthony and within OSF HealthCare. She is a graduate of the Saint Anthony College of Nursing, Rockford University and has her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Carynski is board certified as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Advanced Nursing Administration.
Carynski is actively involved in the Rockford community, serving such organizations as Rosecrance, the Rockford Health Council and the American Heart Association.
“OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and the Rockford community are fortunate to have someone of Paula’s caliber to fill the position of president,” Schertz said. “Improving health care and the lives of those we serve has been her number one priority since her days as a bed-side nurse. I congratulate her as our new president.”
In the role of president, Carynski will direct all internal operations of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center while developing and implementing short-term tactics within long-term strategies that provide high quality and cost effective health care. To ensure a successful transition, all reporting responsibilities will remain in place until a new structure is developed for OSF Saint Anthony and the Northern Illinois region.