PEORIA — Robert Sehring, who has been with OSF HealthCare since 2002, has been named CEO, replacing Kevin Schoeplein, who retired after 39 years with OSF.

Peoria-based OSF includes OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center (including OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois) in Peoria, OSF HealthCare Center for Health-Streator, OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute and OSF HealthCare Medical Group.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead an organization like OSF," Sehring said in a statement released Thursday.

"Our sisters know OSF HealthCare is on the appropriate path to transform health care for the communities we have the privilege to serve under the leadership of Mr. Sehring," said OSF board Chairperson Sister Judith Ann Duvall.

Sehring came to OSF in 2002 as vice president for business support services for OSF HealthPlans Inc. and was promoted to CEO in 2004. Following the sale of OSF HealthPlans to Humana, Sehring served as CEO of ambulatory and accountable care for OSF.

In 2013, he was appointed chief ministry services officer before being named CEO of the Central Region in 2015. Since January, he has served as chief operating officer.

Before joining OSF, Sehring held executive positions with Aetna, New York Life and Metropolitan Life Insurance.

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