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CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR BEDS
Page’s Restaurant in Hinsdale and several other organizations worked to provide an early Christmas for some BEDS Plus clients.
The Chicago Teamsters Local 705 and Sierra Investment Partners Inc. sponsored the “Christmas Morning” celebration that treated BEDS clients to a catered breakfast, entertainment and presents in an effort to let them eat, drink and be merry. Santa and Frosty the Snowman stopped by the event, talking with children, posing for photos and spreading holiday cheer.
Page’s donated and served food at the event alongside teamsters volunteers. More than $8,500 worth of gifts were donated for the event. Build-A-Bear stuffed animals were donated by State Farm and John Schroeder along with wooden cars and other items. Children and adults alike took part in holiday-themed crafts and other activities.
Photos appear online at https://www.thehinsdalean.com.
AMITA HEALTH NAMES NEW CEO
Keith Parrott has been named president and CEO of Amita Health, a joint healthcare operating company of Ascension and AdventHealth serving residents of the greater Chicago area. He will assume the role on Jan. 13.
“Keith is a mission-focused leader who has a history of producing sustainable results that enable nonprofit hospitals to meet community needs,” said Randy Haffner, board chair, Amita Health. “He is an astute executive known for leading high-performing teams and working with stakeholders to implement key strategies.”
Parrott is anxious to step into his new role.
“I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the associates, caregivers and providers who make Amita Health a leader in bringing compassionate, personalized care to individuals across the region,” Parrott said.
Most recently, Parrott served as chief executive officer of the Alabama/Tennessee group of Tenet Healthcare, after serving as CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health, a joint venture between Tenet and Baptist Health System of Alabama, consisting of a five-hospital enterprise with more than 1,600 beds. Earlier he held executive leadership positions with Baptist Health System in Alabama and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.
Parrott earned his bachelor’s in business administration from Baylor University and a master’s in health care administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, where he serves as an advisory board member for the Healthcare Administration Program. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with board certification in healthcare management from the ACHE.
He has an extensive history of community involvement with organizations including United Way of Central Alabama, March of Dimes (Birmingham), American Heart Association (Birmingham) and the Alabama Hospital Association. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.