OSF Saint Francis CEO announces retirement

By WEEK Producer

OSF Saint Francis CEO announces retirement

June 25, 2014 Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 12:48 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- There will soon be a change at the top for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

The hospital's President and CEO Keith Steffen announced today he will retire at the end of the year. Steffen has been employed at OSF since 1980 and has served in several administrative roles. He became CEO in 1996.

Steffen says he's most proud of the sisters and staff for taking risks on innovative technology to help raise the level of healthcare.

"That value proposition of being different in the marketplace where we are gonna provide services that nobody else in the area provides," said Steffen in an interview Wednesday morning. "I'm not boasting about being better than anybody, I am saying we were different."

Steffen turned 66-years-old in April.

He says he looks forward to spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Steffen will remain in the position until his replacement is named.

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