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Promotions Announced at RCH

Rochelle Community Hospital has announced two promotions within the organization effective this month.

Lori Gutierrez, C.P.A. has been named Chief Financial Officer.  She previously held the position of Manager of Financial Services for two and half years and worked in public accounting for five years before joining RCH.  Her new position oversees the Financial Services Department, Health Information Management, Information Services, Patient Financial Services and Materials Management.  Lori's education includes a master's degree in Accounting and a bachelor of science in Accounting, both from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.  Gutierrez and her family live in Dixon.

Jennifer Montgomery, R.N., M.S., B.S.N., T.N.S. has been named Chief Nursing Officer.  She will manage a number of the clinical departments including emergency, surgery, inpatient and outpatient services.  Jennifer has been an employee of RCH for 11 years, beginning as a registered nurse throughout the hospital and the last five years as the Manager of Emergency Services. She holds a master's degree in Healthcare Administration, a bachelor of science in Nursing, both from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL and a Trauma Nurse Specialist certification issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  She is currently working on her master's degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Francis. Montgomery and her family reside in Rochelle.

"I look forward to working with Lori and Jennifer in their new roles as part of our Administrative team.  Their previous experience at RCH will be very beneficial to us as we continue to provide the very best care to our patients," said Mark Batty, Chief Executive Officer at Rochelle Community Hospital.

Janet Stewart

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