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Published on March 02, 2010

KishHealth System Hires Cheif Medical Officer

March 2, 2010 


Michael Kulisz, MDDr. Michael Kulisz has been named KishHealth System’s first Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Kulisz has been an emergency medicine physician at Kishwaukee Community Hospital since 1991, and since 2008, has been serving as the health system’s Administrative Medical Director of Emergency Services. He begins his new duties April 12. He will have an office at both Kishwaukee and Valley West Community Hospitals.

“This new position expands our senior leadership team and demonstrates our board and medical staff’s commitment to quality initiatives and physician integration efforts throughout the health system. This clinical leadership position is a necessity for a health system our size and complexity,” said Kevin Poorten, health system President and CEO. 

A search committee comprised of physicians and health system administrators conducted a national search to fill this position.

“Dr. Kulisz’ medical experience, his knowledge of the health system and our communities, his passion and commitment to the organization, and his understanding of our issues and challenges were key in his selection over the other qualified candidates,” Poorten said.

Dr. Kulisz said he appreciates the confidence Kevin and the health system board have in him. “I look forward to working with the medical staff to continue to improve the quality of care KishHealth System provides the communities it serves,” he said. Kulisz did his undergraduate work at Loyola University and completed medical school, his internship and Emergency Medicine residency at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also was an associate professor of emergency medicine at Midwestern University and preceptor to paramedics, medical students and medical residents.


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