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SwedishAmerican Health System Summary Report Learn about the accomplishments and changes that have taken place at SwedishAmerican during the past two years.


Senior Executive Physician Leadership

Physician leadership defines SwedishAmerican.

From the senior executive physicians leading the organization and the practicing physician leaders of our clinics, to the department chairs and committee members of SwedishAmerican Hospital, physicians set the standards of care for our patients and the expectations of practice for our physicians.

Bill Gorski, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Gorski has served as president and CEO of SwedishAmerican since 2001. He practiced at SwedishAmerican Hospital for 21 years while also serving in a variety of leadership roles including chair of family medicine, vice president of the hospital medical staff, president of SwedishAmerican Medical Group, and chief medical officer for SwedishAmerican.

During his tenure, Dr. Gorski has led an award-winning $100 million expansion of the SwedishAmerican campus, including the construction of our state-of-the-art Heart Hospital at SwedishAmerican, and the opening of a second hospital, SwedishAmerican Medical Center, in Belvidere, IL. Most recently, he led the development and construction of the new SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center in conjunction with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, one of only 40 NCI-accredited comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. Under Dr. Gorski's leadership, SwedishAmerican has become the market leader in nearly all healthcare service lines including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and obstetrics.

Dr. Gorski received a bachelor's degree from Kenyon College in Ohio and completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati. He came to Rockford in 1977 to complete family medicine training at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Dr. Gorski is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Michael J. Born, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer

As CMO and CQO, Dr. Born is responsible for all aspects of clinical care and quality at SwedishAmerican. He serves as the organizational and hospital liaison to the medical staff, oversees all clinical hospital departments, and directs all quality management and reporting initiatives. Dr. Born also serves as the main clinical contact for The Joint Commission, CMS, IDPH and other regulatory bodies. His responsibilities also include the Medical Staff Office, along with its medical education and credentialing functions.

Dr. Born received his medical degree from University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS. He completed a dual track residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago and is board certified in emergency medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Born also completed an MBA at Indiana University and is a Certified Physician Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

With a long history of quality analysis, management and reporting, SwedishAmerican has received numerous quality awards including Total Benchmark Solutions Top 100 Hospital Quality Award, HealthGrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award, and J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Award.

Kathleen M. Kelly, MD
Chief Clinical Integration Officer

Dr. Kelly serves as SwedishAmerican's chief clinical integration officer. In this role, she is responsible for operational and clinical efficiencies throughout the organization to ensure patients receive optimal health outcomes with cost-effective delivery of care. Dr. Kelly collaborates with healthcare providers and partners within the organization along with outside partners including medical groups and insurance providers.

As an example of Dr. Kelly’s achievements, SwedishAmerican Hospital is now among the first in the nation to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ by demonstrating compliance with the organization's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care for lung cancer.

Dr. Kelly completed a bachelor's degree at State University of New York at Albany and received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. She completed internal medicine residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Kelly is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American College of Physician Executives.

John M. Shiro, MD, PhD
President, SwedishAmerican Hospital Medical Staff
Board of Trustees, SwedishAmerican Hospital

Dr.John Shiro currently serves as president of the medical staff of SwedishAmerican Hospital. In this role, he holds an appointment to the organization's board of trustees and represents more than 600 medical and allied health staff members of SwedishAmerican Hospital. Dr. Shiro also serves as a liaison between the medical department chairs of the hospital and senior hospital leadership.

Dr. Shiro is originally from Chicago and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He is board certified in anesthesiology and is a member of the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, Winnebago County Medical Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists.

Thomas M. Schiller, MD, MBP, FAAFP
President, SwedishAmerican Medical Group

Since 2001, Dr. Thomas Schiller has served as president of SwedishAmerican’s multi-specialty clinics group, which serves northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. He represents the interests of 150+ employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians practicing within 17 SwedishAmerican Medical Group clinics and SwedishAmerican Hospital.

Dr. Schiller was born and raised in Rockford and graduated from the Rockford Public School Auburn High School Academy Program. He earned his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed family medicine training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and served as chief resident in his final year.

Dr. Schiller is one of the first members of SwedishAmerican Medical Group, joining in 1994. Under Dr. Schiller's direction, SAMG has become the most-preferred medical group in the region seeing approximately 100,000 patients each year. He is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a fellow in the American Association of Family Physicians.

Eric Trautmann, MD
Chair, Recruitment & Retention Committee

Like Dr. Gorski, Dr. Eric Trautmann first came to Rockford for family medicine residency. He found the community to be very much like his home town of Springfield, IL but loved Rockford's proximity to Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee.

In his role as chair of the recruitment and retention committee, Dr. Trautmann participates in all provider interviews for SwedishAmerican clinics. He has been instrumental in developing a number of retention initiatives, including a comprehensive orientation process, group social events and a mentor program to ensure that newly-hired providers are fully-integrated into SwedishAmerican and the Rockford community.

Dr. Trautmann received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL, and completed family medicine residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. He is board certified in family medicine and maintains a full-time practice at SwedishAmerican's Midtown Clinic.

Allen Williams, MD
Chair, Site Committee
Board of Directors, SwedishAmerican

Dr. Williams chairs SwedishAmerican's site committee, which acts as the "senate" of the organization's clinic group. The site committee is comprised of one physician representative from each clinic site who collectively review, discuss and bring consensus to all physician-related policies.

Dr. Williams received his medical degree and completed internal medicine residency at Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a past president of the SwedishAmerican Medical Staff. He maintains a full-time practice at SwedishAmerican's Woodside Clinic.

Timothy Flynn, MD
Medical Director
Chair, Compensation Committee

As medical director for SwedishAmerican's clinic group, Dr. Flynn is an active member of the Leadership Council and participates in all clinic-related committees. He serves as a liaison between the clinics and SwedishAmerican Hospital and also serves as chair of the compensation committee, coordinating development, review and revision of all compensation policies and procedures. Compensation committee initiatives include annual analysis of WRVU production values, pay-for-performance incentives and annual performance reviews of SwedishAmerican's employed physicians.

Dr. Flynn is originally from Roscoe, IL. He received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield and completed family medicine residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He is board certified in family medicine and practices at SwedishAmerican's Davis Junction Clinic.

Peter Phelan, MD
Chair, Quality Committee

Dr. Phelan has been employed with SwedishAmerican since 1985, and is one of the first physicians to join SwedishAmerican's clinic group during its inception in 1994. Over the years, he has been very active in leadership serving as chairman of the department of medicine at SwedishAmerican Hospital and as a member of the compensation committee and site committee for the organization's clnics.

As chair of the quality committee, Dr. Phelan has led the development and implementation of a number of quality measures that are used to assess and improve patient care. Current primary care indicators being measured and reported include HgA1C and LDL testing rates. Dr. Phelan also oversees the Joint Commission readiness process for all SwedishAmerican clinic sites.

Dr. Phelan received his medical degree and completed internal medicine residency at Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, PA. He is board certified in internal medicine and practices at SwedishAmerican's Woodside Clinic.

Richard Deming, MD
Physician Champion, Electronic Medical Record

Dr. Deming has lived in Rockford since 1977 but recently realized he is no longer just visiting. He maintained a private practice with Dr. Gorski in Rockford for 14 years before joining SwedishAmerican's clinic group when it began in 1994.

As the physician leader of the electronic medical record team, Dr. Deming coordinates all aspects of implementation and maintenance of our Epic EMR system. He monitors and integrates software upgrades, creates specialty-specific data sets and trains new physicians. Dr. Deming also collaborates with the SwedishAmerican Hospital CMIO and information systems team as they prepare for implementation of computerized physician order entry.

Dr. Deming is originally from Wauwatosa, WI, and earned his medical degree at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed family medicine residency at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and is board certified in family medicine. Dr. Deming continues to practice at SwedishAmerican's Five Points Clinic.

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