Paula A. Carynski, President, OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center
Paula Carynski joined OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center in 1985, and became president in July 2013 after serving as vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer since 1999.
Previously, Ms. Carynski served in many capacities at OSF Saint Anthony including director of Nursing Operations, director of the Regional Heart Institute, director of Neuroscience Institute and director of Cardiovascular Services. A graduate of the Saint Anthony College of Nursing and Rockford College, Ms. Carynski earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her professional development includes participating in the OSF Leadership Academy, where Ms. Carynski was selected as one of 10 executives within the OSF system demonstrating superior leadership characteristics and a capacity for growth.
A member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives, Ms. Carynski is board certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has been honored with the Distinguished Nurse Advocate Award by the Illinois Nurses Association District 3.
She is actively involved in many Rockford community activities, serving such organizations as the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Rosecrance, the Rockford Health Council and American Heart Association.
In 2014, Ms. Carynski received the Business Leadership Award from the YWCA of Rockford and she is one of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s People You Should Know.
Suzanne Fischer, Vice President, Ambulatory and Procedural Services
Suzanne Fischer, RN, MSN, joined OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center as vice president, Ambulatory and Procedural Services in June, 2019.
Suzanne is accountable for leading the strategic planning and development of ambulatory clinical programs at OSF Saint Anthony. She also identifies new business development opportunities, build and lead the development of the new clinical ambulatory programs and advise on long-term growth and positioning strategies.
She came to OSF Saint Anthony from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, where she served as executive director of the primary and urgent care division. She was operationally responsible for 28 primary care and seven urgent care sites throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Throughout her career, Suzanne has held leadership roles pertaining to the operations of primary and specialty care practices, in addition to serving in clinical roles.
Suzanne received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She received both her Masters of Science in nursing and Master of Health Administration from the University of Saint Francis.
Wayne Laramie, Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Wayne Laramie, RN, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC, joined OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center as vice president, patient care services/chief nursing officer in August of 2021.
In his role, Wayne is accountable for providing leadership, guidance and administrative oversight to areas of responsibility through strategic planning, and developing nursing policy and procedures, standards of patient care and nursing practice.
Wayne has 28 years of nursing and executive leadership skill specializing in nursing operations, business development, creative visioning and problem solving.
He came to OSF from Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin, where he served as vice president of patient care and chief nursing officer. He brings additional experience through his extensive clinical background in EMS, trauma, ICU and emergency department.
Wayne received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his Master of Business from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
Jedediah Cantrell, Vice President, Operations and Special Projects
Jedediah Cantrell, FACHE, MBA, joined OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center as vice president of Operations and Special Projects in March of 2022.
In her role, Jedediah is accountable for planning, directing, evaluating and improving the operations of OSF Saint Anthony. She also leads several key projects that are critical to the future success and growth of the medical center.
Jedediah has more than 30 years of health care and leadership experience. She came to OSF from UW Health Swedish American Hospital in Rockford where she most recently served as vice president of Operations and president of the Realty Corporation.
Jedediah earned a Bachelor of Science in health information management from Illinois State University. She went on to complete an executive Master of Business Administration in leadership from Bradley University.
Kerry Hill, Chief Financial Officer
Kerry Hill became chief financial officer at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center in December, 2016.
In his role he is responsible for providing leadership to the people and processes that support and drive business performance at OSF Saint Anthony. He also provides entity-level financial analysis, monitors productivity of assets and resources, and monitors and advises the medical center team on unit costs and total cost of care.
Before joining OSF Saint Anthony, Kerry served as the chief financial officer for Vista Health System and also held a role of corporate vice president of finance at Rockford Health System.
He received his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He also earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from Rockford College (now Rockford University).
Kerry has more than 20 years of work experience in the health care field in and around Rockford.