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Richard Sheldon Kowalski

Richard Sheldon Kowalski, American hospital administrator. Named honorary alumnus Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, University Iowa, 1990.


  • Kowalski, Richard Sheldon was born on February 18, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Richard Joseph and Margaret Lucile (Sheldon) Kowalski.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Eastern Michigan University, 1966. Master of Science in Health Administration, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1971.


    • Administrative assistant University Hospital-U. Washington, Seattle, 1969-1970. Medical facilities consultant Illinois Department Health, Des Moines, 1970-1972. Assistant administrator Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1972-1979.

      Chief executive officer St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois, since 1979. Member council for government review Crescent Counties Foundation for Medical Care, Naperville, Illinois, since 1986. Board directors Association Venture Corporation, Naperville.

      Chairman board directors United Health Properties, Galesburg, since 1985. Member advisory board Physician Hospital Institute. Member community board Wells Fargo.


    Member strategic planning steering committee City of Galesburg, since 1986. Board directors Economic Development Council, Galesburg, since 1986, Knox County Development Corporation, 1986, Civic Center Authority, since 2001. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives (regent Central Illinois).

    Member Illinois Hospital Association (president region 1-B, board directors since 1987, Distinguished Leadership award 1986), Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1990), Soangetaha Country Club (board directors 1990), Rotary.



    Golf, tennis.


    • Married Doris Kay Smith, November 20, 1982. Children: Renée Marie, Jerrod Patrick, Sterling Prescott.
    • father: Richard Joseph Kowalski
    • mother: Margaret Lucile (Sheldon) Kowalski
    • spouse: Doris Kay Smith
    • children: Renée Marie Kowalski
    • Jerrod Patrick Kowalski
    • Sterling Prescott Kowalski
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    Born February 18, 1944
    (age 73)