Provena Saint Joseph Hospital announces promotion
May 15, 2012 3:24PM
Updated: June 17, 2012 8:03AM
Elgin: Hospital appoints VP of strategy, operations
Laurence Dry, vice president of support and ambulatory services, has been promoted to vice president of strategy and operations for Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, announced Eugene J. McMahon, hospital president and CEO. Dry joined Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in 2006 as the vice president of operations, with responsibilities for facilities and ancillary departments. Prior to that, he spent nine years at the University of Chicago Medical Center in various roles in hospital operations. Dry also served as a health policy analyst at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to his current responsibilities — facilities, physician practice management, off-site clinics, imaging services, cardiopulmonary, laboratory services, and oncology services — in his new role he will assume responsibility for business development. Dry earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Emory University and a master of science in health policy and administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
St. Charles: Pride of the Fox to include BBQ contest
Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Contest is the newest venue added to the Riverfest lineup, June 8-10 in downtown St. Charles. Seasoned teams will compete in an Illinois State Championship and Sanctioned KCBS Contest in four main categories (chicken, ribs, pork and brisket), and two additional categories (side dish and people’s choice pork). Teams will start cooking Friday and turn in their best BBQ on Saturday around noon. Judging for the people’s choice pork contest (for best pulled pork) runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9. The amateur backyard competition starts at 7 a.m. June 10 with an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Anyone can enter, and there will be almost $1,000 in prizes.