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Casner Elected to IHA Board

Casner Elected to IHA Board

January 28th, 2022

Pana, IL–Trina Casner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pana Community Hospital, Pana, has been elected to the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2022 Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 40 health systems across Illinois. She began serving a three-year term on Jan. 1, 2022.


“I’m so pleased to welcome Trina to the IHA Board. Due to her understanding of the challenges and issues impacting Illinois hospitals, particularly those in rural communities, she will bring an important perspective as the Board makes decisions that will guide healthcare policy in the coming year,” said A.J. Wilhelmi, IHA President and CEO.


“I am honored to serve on the IHA Board of Trustees and look forward to engaging with hospital leaders from across the state to advance sound health policy that will strengthen Illinois healthcare at this critical time,” said Casner.  “The challenges facing hospitals, especially in rural Illinois, are significant.  But we are up to the challenge and deeply committed to fulfilling our mission of caring for our patients and communities in their time of need.”


In 2012, Casner was promoted to President and CEO of Pana Community Hospital, having joined Pana Community Hospital in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer.  


Casner graduated from Pana High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Millikin University. She also has an MBA from Millikin University. Casner is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  


About Pana Community Hospital

Pana Community Hospital is a 22-bed Critical Access hospital located in the rural community of Pana, Illinois. Built in 1914, the hospital formerly known as Huber Memorial has been serving patients in the surrounding communities for over 100 years.  The hospital is the second largest employer in Pana with approximately 280 full-time, part-time and PRN employees.  


About IHA

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association, with offices in Chicago, Naperville, Springfield, and Washington, D.C., advocates for Illinois’ more than 200 hospitals and nearly 40 health systems as they serve their patients and communities. IHA members provide a broad range of services—not just within their walls, but across the continuum of healthcare and in their communities. Reflecting the diversity of the state, IHA members consist of nonprofit, investor-owned and public hospitals in the following categories: community, safety net, rural, critical access, specialty, and teaching hospitals, including academic medical centers. For more information, see Like IHA on Facebook. Follow IHA on Twitter.