OSF HealthCare announced today the selection of Bradley Solberg to serve as the new President for OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.
He will begin in that role on January 5, 2015. Solberg will replace David Ochs, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Ochs’ last day at OSF Saint James will be December 31.
As the President of OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Solberg will direct all internal operations of the medical center while developing and implementing short-term tactics within long term strategies that provide high quality and cost effective health care.
When accepting his new role, Solberg commented, “I'll never forget touring the hospital back in 2002 when it opened and how impressed I was. To now have the opportunity to lead it and be a part of OSF is quite an honor."
Solberg comes to OSF HealthCare from Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, Illinois, having served as their CEO since 2001. Hammond-Henry Hospital is a 24-bed critical access hospital that also has 38 long-term care beds.
One of his most significant accomplishments during his tenure there was the completion of $34 million in construction projects, resulting in a virtual replacement of the entire facility.
He has held many top leadership roles in health care serving as the CEO for Select Specialty Hospital in Youngstown, OH; COO for Park Medical Center in Columbus, OH; CEO for Three Rivers Area Hospital, Three Rivers, MI and as administrator for two different hospitals in the Lutheran Health Systems which is now Banner Health.
Solberg earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Healthcare Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN graduating cum laude. He also has a Master's of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He’s been a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1995 with Fellow Status dating back to 2003.
Solberg was on the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for seven years and served as their president for two of those years. In 2014, he was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.”