Jordan Powell to join Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Jordan Powell will join the Illinois Health and Hospital Association as senior vice president of health policy and finance on Dec. 14.  Powell will be responsible for providing analytical leadership on strategic policy, payment system, health equity and health care reform issues affecting hospitals and health systems.

“We are excited that Jordan Powell is joining the Illinois Health and Hospital Association to support the hospital community’s efforts and commitment to advance health and healthcare for all Illinoisans,” said IHA president and CEO A.J. Wilhelmi.  “Jordan has extensive experience as a health care strategist and leader who has been dedicated throughout his career to improving health outcomes for individuals and communities, including the most vulnerable.”

Powell is currently president and CEO of the Illinois Primary Health Care Association.  He has been with IPHCA since 2013 and previously served as senior vice president of public policy and governmental affairs. Powell began his career in policy when he was selected for the prestigious James H. Dunn Fellowship within the Illinois Governor’s Office.

“I’m excited to join the talented IHA team and to serve the Illinois hospital community at such a critical time for healthcare in our state and country,” said Powell.  “Without question, hospitals play a vital role throughout Illinois, caring for their patients and addressing health and social inequities that have plagued individuals, families and communities for far too long.  It is essential for all Illinoisans to have access to high-quality health care, and I look forward to working with IHA and its membership to ensure that goal becomes a reality.”

Powell graduated from the University of Notre Dame and later received his master’s in business administration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2014, he was recognized as one of Springfield Business Journal’s Forty Under 40.

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