Mark J. Turner
President, Memorial Regional Health Services
Mark J. Turner is the president of Memorial Regional Health Services (MRHS), a strategic affiliation formed between BJC HealthCare and Memorial Group, Inc. to enhance patient care in the communities previously served by Memorial Group. He is president of Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.; president of Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, Ill; as well as president of Memorial Medical Group and the Memorial Captive Insurance Company.
Memorial Hospital is a 216-bed full-service hospital known for excellence in patient care and satisfaction. Memorial is the only Magnet-designated hospital south of Springfield in Illinois.
Memorial Hospital East is a 94-bed full-service hospital that opened in April of 2016. Memorial Medical Group is a multi-specialty group of over 80 physicians and mid-level providers.
Before joining Memorial in 2004, Turner served as vice president of operations for Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina. While at Catawba his responsibilities included the operations of the surgical suite, emergency department, neurosurgery and orthopedics units, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, and physician practice management.
Turner holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in health care administration from Florida Institute of Technology, a master’s in exercise physiology from the University of Central Florida, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida.
Turner has been active in the community and currently serves on the boards of the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois, McKendree University, the Lewis and Clark Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Rebirth East St. Louis.
He has been recognized for his community involvement and has received the 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Lewis and Clark Council and the 2011 Citizen of Character Award from the city of Belleville, Illinois.
Turner is involved in a number of professional organizations as well and serves on the board of the Illinois Hospital Association. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.