The board of directors of CHI Memorial and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) announced Larry Schumacher has been named the chief executive officer of CHI Memorial effective January 4, 2016. 

Larry Schumacher comes from Hospital Sisters Health Systems (HSHS) based in Springfield, Illinois where he served as system chief operating officer for the past eight years. 

Schumacher started his career in critical care and cardiovascular nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

“The board, medical staff, and leadership were very impressed with Larry’s long standing, successful career in Catholic healing ministry”, says Peter Banko, CHI Memorial CEO and Senior Vice President of Operations at CHI.  

Larry Schumacher is very active in national and state hospital associations, nursing associations, the United way, chambers of commerce, and other community organizations.