SwedishAmerican CEO Michael Born resigns to pursue other interests

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – SwedishAmerican announced Tuesday that President and CEO Dr. Michael J. Born has resigned to pursue other interests.

“On behalf of the SwedishAmerican Board of Directors, I would like to thank Dr. Born for his years of
service and contributions to SwedishAmerican,” said Bill Roop, SwedishAmerican board chair.

SwedishAmerican will begin a search for a Born’s permanent successor.

While the search for a permanent replacement is underway, Jennifer Maher has been named as interim
president and CEO of the organization. Most recently, she has been serving as an executive
consultant with UW Health in Madison, Wisconisn. Prior to relocating to Wisconsin, she served as CEO of Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, California. The Roseville Medical Center included 328 licensed
beds, a level II trauma center, Level II NICU, Comprehensive Cancer Center and full-service Rehab
hospital.

“SwedishAmerican has a deep leadership team and terrific employees at all levels,” Roop said. “During
this time of transition, we continue to be committed to building on SwedishAmerican’s mission of caring
for our community through compassion and excellence in healthcare.”

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