CANTON—The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) announced its “4 Under 40” Hospital Leadership winners Allison Sours, Vice President of Quality, Graham Hospital, during its Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony, held Nov. 18 in Champaign.
Allison has been the driving force in initiating change in all aspects of quality at Graham Hospital. She revamped the Quality Council model for performance improvement, empowered directors to identify PI issues and openly share them, and she identified the need for transitional care support and surgery quality coordination. Allison manages the Wound Clinic, School of Nursing, utilization review, therapy services, population health, transitional care, and surgery scheduling. In addition to her VP of Quality role, she will acquire the CIO position in January.
“I am so thankful to Graham Health system and those that I work with every day, my experiences since I joined this team have been life-changing. I am proud of the work we do here as an independent rural hospital,” Sours said.
Previously, she was GM at IDC Engineering. She is the founder of the Tremont Street St. Jude Run, treasurer for Pekin Amateur Hockey, VP of Morton Lacrosse Club, and VP of Bradley University’s EMBA Alliance.
Allison chairs or is active in over 20 committees at Graham Health Systems. She was integral in Graham Hospital improving the composite Leapfrog Group safety score from a “C” to an “A” in 2021. Under Allison’s management, the Wound Clinic has received the “Center of Excellence” Award for three consecutive years.
In 2017, Allison was awarded one of the Greater Peoria Area’s “40 Under 40” Leadership Awards for her work at IDC Engineering, her work with Bradley University’s EMBA Alumni Alliance, and community leadership in general.
The “4 Under 40” Hospital Leadership Award is open to new and emerging leaders aged 40 and under employed by an ICAHN member hospital or as a member of this hospital’s board for at least two years with a strong record of innovation and outstanding performance.
About Graham Health System
Graham Health System is thriving, independent, not-for-profit health system serving the needs of Fulton County and surrounding areas since 1909. Graham Health System includes Graham Hospital, five Medical Group Clinics: Canton, Elmwood, Farmington, Lewistown and Williamsfield and clinics in Havana and Galesburg. The System also includes Graham Home Medical Equipment, Graham Wellness Center and a Nursing Home.
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