Children’s Hospital of Illinois Names New President

5/20/2016 - Peoria, Illinois

  • Kelly Nierstedt

    Kelly Nierstedt, Incoming President of Children's Hospital of Illinois

Kelly Nierstedt RN, BSN, MSN has been named President of Children’s Hospital of Illinois.   

As President, Nierstedt will oversee operations of Children’s Hospital, in addition to helping develop and implement long-term strategies of OSF HealthCare’s Children’s Service Line with the goal to provide high quality, cost-effective health care to children and families throughout the 34 counties served by Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical care in addition to extensive management and leadership accomplishments in women’s and children’s services. Currently, she serves as Vice President for Women’s and Children’s Services at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital in Neptune City, New Jersey.

Nierstedt’s previous positions include labor and delivery nurse; Administrative Director for Maternal Child Health at Virtua Hospital in New Jersey; and Vice President, Women and Children's Services, Virtua Health System, a five-hospital community health system.  

Nierstedt starts her new position June 20, 2016.



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