Trompeter named president of OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Dawn Trompeter

OTTAWA - OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center has named Dawn Trompeter as its next president. Trompeter will also continue to serve as president of OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota.

Through this newly established leadership structure, the OSF HealthCare Ministry will strengthen its ability to develop and implement strategies for the benefit of communities served. The unification will allow for easier sharing of clinical teams and resources across the region.

Trompeter will be responsible for directing all internal operations while ensuring access to affordable, high quality health care for communities served by OSF Saint Elizabeth and OSF Saint 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. "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 Saint Elizabeth. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from Lewis University in Romeoville.

"Both OSF Saint Elizabeth and OSF Saint Paul are clinically strong and passionate about the communities they serve," said Trompeter. "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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