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OSF names new president for St. Elizabeth in Ottawa

Appointee will serve as both St. Paul, St. Elizabeth president

Dawn Trompeter
Dawn Trompeter

Dawn Trompeter was named president of OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Trompeter will continue to serve as president of OSF St. Paul Medical Center in Mendota.

This newly-established leadership structure will allow for easier sharing of clinical teams and resources across the region, said OSF in a press statement.

According to OSF officials, Trompeter will be responsible for directing all internal operations while ensuring access to affordable, high-quality health care for communities served by OSF St. Elizabeth and OSF St. Paul. She will continue to build and bolster community connections and collaboration, while ensuring the communities benefit from the OSF HealthCare Mission to serve with the greatest care and love.

Trompeter succeeds former president Ken Beutke.

“We are confident in Dawn Trompeter and her ability to advance the great work that our outbound president Ken Beutke has led over the past five years,” said Carol A. Friesen, chief executive officer for the northern region of OSF HealthCare, in a press statement. “As we adopt a more regional approach to meeting the needs of those we serve, we will continue to deliver excellence in clinical outcomes and patient experiences in Ottawa, Mendota, and beyond.”

Trompeter has demonstrated her commitment to Ottawa and its surrounding communities for nearly 29 years through various health care roles, including formerly serving as chief financial officer for OSF St. Elizabeth. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from Lewis University in Romeoville.

“Both OSF St. Elizabeth and OSF St. Paul are clinically strong and passionate about the communities they serve,” Trompeter said. “I appreciate the leadership of my predecessors and look forward to continuing the excellent patient care, innovation and collaborative partnerships our ministry is known for.”

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