Dr. Kalisha Hill Named Regional Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Kalisha Hill Named Regional Chief Medical Officer for AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet

Chicago, Ill. (June 14, 2021) — Dr. Kalisha Hill has been promoted to the role of regional chief medical officer for AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet and AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee effective Sunday, June 13, 2021.

Kalisha HillDr. Hill, a board-certified pathologist, has acted as the chief medical officer for AMITA St. Mary’s Kankakee since February 2017. In addition, she is the hospital’s medical director for pathology and chairs several hospital committees, including the Quality and Safety Committee. Prior to that, she was the hospital’s physician advisor.

Dr. Hill is a board member of UpliftedCare in Bourbonnais and a governor for the College of American Pathologists (CAP). She is also the immediate past-president of the Illinois Society of Pathologists and recipient of the CAP Distinguished Patient Care Award.

“Throughout her medical career, Dr. Hill has been actively engaged in community health volunteer and educational activities,” said Herb Buchanan, senior vice president and chief regional operating officer of AMITA Health’s South Region and president of AMITA Saint Joseph Joliet. “After effortlessly taking on the role in the interim over the past several months in addition to her responsibilities in Kankakee, we’re proud to have her taking on the challenge permanently.”

Dr. Hill completed her medical residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after graduating from medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hill holds her MBA from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City and bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists (FCAP) and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.


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AMITA Health (www.AMITAhealth.org) is a joint operating company formed by AdventHealth in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis-based Ascension. AMITA Health is the largest health system in Illinois, comprising 19 hospitals and more than 230 sites of care. The health system has 900 providers in its medical groups, more than 26,000 associates and 7,000 physician partners and serves over 6.6 million residents in the greater Chicagoland area.