SwedishAmerican announced today that Dr. Michael J. Born has resigned as President and CEO of SwedishAmerican to pursue other interests.


“On behalf of the SwedishAmerican Board of Directors, I would like to thank Dr. Born for his years of service and contributions to SwedishAmerican,” said Bill Roop, SwedishAmerican board chair. 


SwedishAmerican will begin a search for a permanent successor to Dr. Born. 


While the search for a permanent replacement is underway, Jennifer Maher has been named as Interim President and CEO of the organization. Most recently, Jennifer has been serving as an Executive Consultant with UW Health in Madison, WI. Prior to relocating to Wisconsin, she served as CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, California. The Roseville Medical Center included 328 licensed beds, a level II trauma center, Level II NICU, Comprehensive Cancer Center and full-service Rehab hospital. 


“SwedishAmerican has a deep leadership team and terrific employees at all levels,” Roop said. “During this time of transition, we continue to be committed to building on SwedishAmerican’s mission of caring for our community through compassion and excellence in healthcare.”


About SwedishAmerican:

A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of nearly 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics, and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Please visit swedishamerican.org for more information.