NEW PRESIDENT OF ST. JOSEPHS HOSPITAL IN HIGHLAND
Hospital Sisters Health System has announced a new president and CEO of St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Peggy Sebastian, a nurse with more than 29 years experience in health care administration, will succeed Dennis Hutchison assuming her duties on October 5. Hutchison has served as interim administrator since December 2008. Ms. Sebastian joins St. Joseph's after leading her own health care consulting firm. Before that she was Chief Patient Care Officer for a patient care provider in Wisconsin. Ms. Sebastian is a native of Spring Valley, Illinois and will be relocating to the Highland area.
TRAFFIC ROUTED AROUND BRIDGE TO BE REPAIRED
Traffic on Illinois Rt. 4/15 near Fayetteville, Illinois will be diverted around a bridge to be replaced over the Kaskaskia River Overflow. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, this runaround will be available for use beginning Tuesday, September 15, until the completion of the new bridge, estimated to be in mid-summer 2010.