Schwanke named interim CEO at RCH

ROCHELLE —The Board of Trustees at Rochelle Community Hospital has named Daniel Schwanke as Interim Chief Executive Officer beginning Feb. 4, 2019. Schwanke brings 30 plus years of leadership experience to RCH, including President of two critical access hospitals. Most recently, Schwanke served as President of ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe, Mich.; a 286-bed community hospital.

     On Dec. 24, Mark Batty announced his resignation after nearly seven years at RCH. Batty has accepted a position as Chief Operating Officer at Mason General Hospital in Shelton, Wash. The hospital is located near Seattle.

     A search is underway for a new CEO.