Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Jose Sanchez to the State Board of Health. Sanchez’ 30 years of experience as a hospital administrator and healthcare executive make him an excellent addition to the board.
Sanchez is currently the President and CEO of the Norwegian American Hospital. He oversees the hospital’s operation that covers 200 beds and more than 1,000 employees and doctors. In four years, he turned the hospital’s net margin from a loss of $4.5 million to a profit of $1 million.
Prior to this, Sanchez worked for Generations+/Northern Manhattan Health Network as its Senior Vice President. The company is one of the largest healthcare networks in the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
Sanchez earned his bachelor’s degree from City College of New York and his master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University. He lives in Chicago.