Morris (Ill.) Hospital and Healthcare Centers said it has hired Bill Bruce as its next president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. Bruce, 55, has worked as CEO of St. Josephs Community Health Services, Hillsboro, Wis., since 1999. Prior to moving to St. Josephs, Bruce worked extensively in Iowa, mostly as a hospital executive after working initially as a hospital-based paramedic and then as the executive director of an emergency physician group in Des Moines.
Bruce will replace Clifford Corbett, 57, who announced his retirement after 15 years at the helm in August 2008. Corbett will stay on till Bruce starts on May 1.