Riverside Healthcare Promotes Two Leaders to Administrative Team


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KANKAKEE, IL – Riverside Healthcare, a fully integrated healthcare system, has announced two promotions to its administrative leadership team. Kathy O’Grady has been named Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Mary Kohl has been named Vice President of Clinical Services.

O’Grady, who started at Riverside in 2012 as the Director of Emergency Services, has extensive experience as a primary care Nurse Practitioner and has received recognition as a Nurse of the Year and Safety Leader. Kohl, on the other hand, has been serving Riverside since 1979 as an operating room nurse and team leader.

O’Grady will now be responsible for Nursing Operations, Inpatient Nursing, Magnet, and Clinical Resource Management, among other key duties, while Kohl’s administrative responsibilities will include Perioperative Services, Interventional Services, Imaging, Women & Newborns, and more.

Phil Kambic, Riverside President and CEO, stated, “Kathy has always been strongly committed to the quality of patient care at and to the culture of nursing at Riverside. Over the course of her career, Mary’s commitment to the patient has been second to none. She has incredible passion for the quality of care and delivering the best possible outcome for each and every patient.”

Riverside Healthcare serves the needs of individuals and communities throughout the counties of Kankakee, Iroquois, Will, Grundy, and beyond. As part of the system, Riverside Medical Center is a nationally recognized, award-winning Level II Trauma hospital with nationally-leading programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, and orthopedics. Its reputation for nursing excellence has made Riverside the area’s only Magnet® Recognized hospital.


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