OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center Names New President

1/16/2018 - Kewanee, Illinois

  • Jackie Kernan, RN, MSN, President

Contact: Carrie Boelens, Community Relations Specialist (309) 852-7820

(Kewanee, IL | January 15, 2018) – OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center has named Jackie Kernan of Kewanee as President. Kernan will oversee the day to day operations at OSF Saint Luke while aligning with the overall strategy of OSF HealthCare.  


“The opportunity to lead OSF Saint Luke is a wonderful privilege. Serving the Sisters and furthering their Mission is a true honor.” said Kernan.


Prior to being named President, Kernan held leadership positions at OSF Saint Luke as Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Inpatient and Surgical Services. She has a Master’s degree in Nursing Management Leadership from Saint Francis College of Nursing and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of St. Francis.  


 “Jackie holds an incredible commitment to the community of Kewanee. She will carry forward a culture of collaboration and integration that provides a safe patient care environment as well as a positive and collaborative environment for our OSF Mission Partners,” said Roxanna Crosser, Western Region CEO for OSF HealthCare.


OSF Saint Luke is part of the Western Region along with OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, and OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Health Center in Alton, IL.


Kernan succeeds Lynn Fulton who was named President at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois.


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Carrie Boelens
Community Relations Specialist
(309) 852-7820