After 24 years of continuous service, Denny Johnson is retiring from SwedishAmerican Health System’s board of directors. He most recently was chairman of the health system’s Pastoral Care Committee and a member of its MSO Committee. Previously, Johnson served as chairman of the board from 1993 to 1994.
Johnson is president of Stockholm Inn, serves on Rockford College Board of Trustees, board of David C. Cook Publishing in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is founder and chairman of Kids Around the World. He was president and CEO of The Johnson Group and served 16 years as City of Rockford Fourth Ward alderman. He and his wife, Evie, have three children and eight grandchildren.
Johnson served SwedishAmerican’s board under three CEOs: Drs. Bob Henry, Robert Klint and Bill Gorski. “Dr. Bill Gorski is a great leader,” Johnson said. “The board has always been one of the best and most committed that I have served with, and we have always been blessed to have had excellent chairmen. The staff and doctors of Swede’s have always been the best. The building of the Heart Hospital and new Regional Cancer Center has and will continue to focus on the very best patient outcomes.”
Gorski said: “The SwedishAmerican board of directors, management and employees thank Denny for his commitment to SwedishAmerican. He has upheld his beliefs and represented the health system and our community well during his tenure. His expertise and congeniality will be missed.”
From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue